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Public Document No. 17 



THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 



State Board of Charity 



OF 



MASSACHUSETTS 



Year ending November 30, 1917, 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

32 DERNE STREET. 

1918. 



Publication of this Document 

approved by the 
Supervisor of Administration. 



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CONTENTS. 



Past and Present Members of the Board 
Presentation of the Report 



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Part I 

General Work of the Board. 
Organization of the Report 
Organization of the Board 
By-laws 

Duties of the Board 
Staff Organization 
Recommendations for Legislation 
New Laws affecting the Board 
The State Institutions . 
Trustees 
Numbers 
Capacity 

Cost of Maintenance 

Movement of Population and Expenditures 
The Institutions severally 
The State Infirmary 
The State Farm . 
Norfolk State Hospital 
The State Training Schools . 
Lyman School for Boys 
Industrial School for Boys 
Industrial School for Girls 
Massachusetts Hospital School 
The State Tuberculosis Sanatoria 
Rutland State Sanatorium 
North Reading State Sanatorium 
Lakeville State Sanatorium 
Westfield State Sanatorium 
Penikese Hospital 
Financial Administration o£ Institutions 
Inventory .... 
Receipts .... 

Expenditures 

Analysis of Maintenance and Net Per Capita Cost 
Comparison of Appropriations and Expenditures 
Appropriations for Special Purposes 
Net Cost to the Commonwealth 
Analysis of Pay Roll 
The County Training Schools 
Supervision of the Settled Poor 
Settled Poor in Families . 
Dependent Minor Children in Almshouses 
Dependent Minor Children in Families with Settlement 



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Penalty incurred by Cities and Towns for Failure to make Pauper Returns 
Supervision of Mothers' Aid . • . 

Supervision of Wayfarers' Lodges and Public Lodging Houses . 
Administrative Duties of the Board ...... 

After-care of Women and Children discharged from the State Infirmary 

The State Minor Wards 

Licensed Boarding Houses for Infants 

Licensed Lying-in Hospitals . 

Tuition of State Minor Wards 

The Board's Finances 

Meetings of the Board . 

Part II 

Incorporated Private Charities. 
Investigation of Charitable Organizations seeking Incorporation 
Charters dissolved during Year 
Inspection of Charitable Corporations 
Number and Classification of Incorporated Charities 
Nature of Private Charitable Enterprises 
Management of Private Charitable Enterprises 

Accounts ...... 

Records ...... 

Central Exchange of Names 

Annual Report ..... 

Public Supervision and Annual Returns 
Annual Reports of Charitable Corporations 
Abstracts of Reports ..... 
Alphabetical Index ..... 



in Massachusetts 



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Part III 

Almshouses and Statistics of Poor Relief by Cities and Towns. 
The City and Town Almshouses 
Laws relating to 
Inspection 
Almshouses closed . 
Management 
Construction . 
Inmates 

Consumptive Inmates 
Defective Inmates . 
Vagrants 
Act relative to the Lodging of Tramps and Vagrants by Cities and 

Towns 
Libraries of Books . 
Farm and Farm Products 
Fire Protection 
Recommendations made . 
Improvements and Repairs 

Fall River . 

Weymouth 

Marshfield . 
Conservation of Food 
Almshouse Visitors (see Part III). 
Reports 1-87 



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Statistics of the Poor Relief 

Numbers relieved ......... 

Cost of Poor Relief ........ 

Table I. — Number of Poor Persons Supported or Relieved by 
Cities and Towns ..... 

II. — Number of Poor Persons Supported or Relieved by 
the State ....... 

III. — Movement of Poor Supported or Relieved 

IV. — Classification by Color, Nativity and Sex . 
V. — Native-born Poor Persons, Classified by Parent Na- 
tivity ....... 

VI. — Classification by Present Age .... 

VII. — Classification by Mental Defect and Sex 
VIII. — Classification of Discharges by Character of Discharge 
and Sex ....... 

IX. — Classification of Foreign-born by Countries of Birth 
X. — Percentage of Classes of Persons Relieved to Whole 
Number Relieved ..... 

XI. — Numerical Relation to Whole Population of Several 

Classes of Persons Relieved . 
XII. — Cost to Cities and Towns of Support and Relief 
XIII. — Net Cost to State of Support and Relief in Institutions 
and in Families ...... 

XIV. — Total Net Cost of Public Poor Relief 



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State House, Boston, April 1, 1918. 

To His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Council. 

The Thirty-ninth Annual Report of the State Board of 
Charity, covering the year from December 1, 1916, to Novem- 
ber 30, 1917, is herewith respectfully presented. 

LEONTINE LINCOLN, Chairman 
CHARLES H. ADAMS, Vice-chairman 
CHARLES R. JOHNSON 

A. C. RATSHESKY 
JEFFREY R. BRACKETT 
MARY A. BARR 

ROBERT M. MERRICK, M.D. 
KATHARINE H. LEONARD 

B. PRESTON CLARK 



REPORT 

OF THE 

State Board of Charity 



Part I 



General Work of the Board 



ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORT. 



The following report is divided for convenience into three 
parts. Part I. deals with the general work of the Board, its 
duties, both supervisory and administrative. This part is the 
main text of the report, and is published only with the full 
report. 

Part II. is devoted entirely to the Board's duties with refer- 
ence to private charitable enterprises. It is published as a 
separate pamphlet and serves as a handbook of the incorporated 
charities of the Commonwealth. It contains an introductory 
analysis of the year's investigations of petitions for the incor- 
poration of charitable enterprises under Acts of 1910, chapter 
181; also an account of the inspection of charitable corpora- 
tions, under Acts of 1909, chapter 379. The main body of this 
part of the report is given up to abstracts of the annual returns 
made to the Board by private charitable corporations under 
the requirements of Revised Laws, chapter 84, section 14, as 
amended by Acts of 1913, chapter 82. 

Part III. contains an introductory analysis of the year's 
inspections of almshouses, together with an abstract of condi- 
tions found at each institution. At the end of this part is a 
chapter on poor relief, which contains text and tabulated anal- 
ysis of the returns of poor persons relieved, made by the re- 
spective cities and towns under the provisions of Revised Laws, 
chapter 81, section 40. Part III. is published as a separate 
pamphlet, and serves as a handbook for almshouse wardens 
and other local public relief officials. 

As provided by statute, 2,000 copies of the full report are 
printed. There are issued in addition 1,000 copies of Part II. 
and 500 copies of Part III. 

For convenience in publishing, the index to each part is to 
be found at the end of its own text instead of at the end of 
the book. 



GENEEAL WOEK OF THE BOAED, 



ORGANIZATION. 
The membership of the Board is as follows: — 

Leontine Lincoln, Fall River, Chairman. 
Charles H. Adams, Melrose, Vice-Chair man. 
Charles R. Johnson, Worcester. 
Abraham C. Ratshesky, Boston. 
Jeffrey R. Brackett, Boston. 
Miss Mary A. Barr, Boston. 
Robert M. Merrick, M.D., Boston. 
Miss Katharine H. Leonard, Springfield. 
B. Preston Clark, Cohasset. 

Standing Committees. 
Committee on State Adult Poor: Mr. Ratshesky, Mr. Adams, 
Mr. Johnson, Miss Barr, Dr. Merrick and the Chairman. 

Committee on State Minor Wards: Mr. Brackett, Mr. Adams, 
Mr. Clark, Miss Barr, Miss Leonard and the Chairman. 

Committee of General Visitation and Inspection: Miss Leonard, 
Mr. Ratshesky, Dr. Merrick, Mr. Clark, Mr. Johnson, Mr. 
Brackett and the Chairman. 

Committee on Inspection of Almshouses: Mr. Johnson, Dr. 
Merrick, Mr. Clark, Miss Barr and the Chairman. 

Committee on Finance: Dr. Merrick, Mr. Adams, Mr. Rat- 
shesky and the Chairman. 

Committee on Social Service: Miss Barr, Mr. Adams, Miss 
Leonard, Mr. Brackett and the Chairman. 

Executive Committee: Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Adams, Mr. Ratshesky, 
Mr. Brackett, Mr. Johnson, Miss Barr, Miss Leonard. 

Executive Officers. 
Robert W. Kelso, Secretary of the Board. 
Frank W. Goodhue, Superintendent of State Adult Poor. 
James E. Fee, Superintendent of State Minor Wards. 

In addition to its executive officers the Board employs a reg- 
ular paid force of 54 men and 105 women, and receives the 
gratuitous services of 38 auxiliary visitors and 90 almshouse 
visitors, all women, and 35 parole visitors, all men. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BY-LAWS OF THE BOARD. 

1. The Board shall, at its regular meeting in June in each 
year, elect by ballot a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who shall 
each hold office for one year, or until his successor shall have 
been chosen. Any vacancy in the office of Chairman or Vice- 
Chairman, during the year for which he may be elected, shall be 
filled by ballot. In the absence or disability of the Chairman or 
Vice-Chairman, a Chairman pro tempore may be chosen as the 
Board may determine. 

2. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held on the first 
and third Fridays of each month in the rooms of the Board at 
the State House, at two and one-half o'clock in the afternoon, or 
at such other place and hour as the Board may from time to 
time direct. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman, or, 
in his absence, by the Vice-Chairman, at such time and place 
as may be most convenient for the members of the Board; and 
in notifying such meetings the Secretary shall specify the sub- 
jects to be considered. Four members shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business. 

3. The Committees of the Board shall be: (1) a Committee on 
State Adult Poor, to consist of five members; (2) a Committee 
on State Minor Wards, to consist of five members; (3) a Com- 
mittee of General Visitation and Inspection, to consist of six 
members; (4) a Committee on Inspection of Almshouses, to 
consist of four members; (5) a Committee on Finance, to con- 
sist of three members; (6) a Committee on Social Service, to 
consist of five members; — all to be appointed by the Chair- 
man; (7) an Executive Committee, to consist of the Chairman, 
the Vice-Chairman and the Chairmen of the Standing Commit- 
tees. The Chairman of the Board shall be, ex officio, an addi- 
tional member of each of the Standing Committees. The Com- 
mittee on State Adult Poor and the Committee on State Minor 
Wards shall severally hold meetings immediately before the 
monthly meetings of the Board, for the purpose of considering 
the reports of the Superintendents of Divisions, and preparing 
recommendations for the Board. The Committee of General 
Visitation and Inspection shall make monthly reports to the 
Board. The Committee on Inspection of Almshouses shall 
superintend and direct the visitation and inspection of city and 
town almshouses, and shall make monthly reports to the Board. 
The Committee on Finance shall have general supervision of the 
expenditures of the Board under the several annual appropria- 
tions. The Executive Committee shall act for the Board in 
the intervals between its meetings, whenever immediate action 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 5 

is demanded; such action shall be reported at the next regular 
meeting of the Board, and, if no objection is made, shall be 
regarded as the will of the Board. 

4. There shall be a Secretary of the Board, to be appointed 
by the Board. He shall be the Clerk of the Board, its auditor, 
and its disbursing officer. He shall be present at the meetings 
of the Board and of the Executive Committee, and keep a record 
of all transactions. He shall, subject to the direction of the 
Board, prepare the Annual Report and other reports and sta- 
tistics; execute all provisions of the laws relating to incorporation 
of charities; execute all provisions of the laws relating to in- 
spection and supervision, except such as are assigned to the 
Superintendents of State Adult Poor and State Minor Wards; 
and study and report to the Board on methods of public aid 
in this country and abroad. He shall make a monthly report 
to the Board of his audits and of other matters of concern to 
his office, and shall perform such other work as may be required 
of him. 

5. There shall be a Superintendent of State Adult Poor, to be 
appointed by the Board. He shall, subject to the direction of 
the Board, execute all the provisions of the laws relating to sane 
inmates of the State Infirmary and the State Farm, the sick 
State Poor, those ill of dangerous diseases, and those receiving 
temporary relief. He shall also make all necessary examinations 
and investigations regarding the settlement of all sane persons 
receiving public aid. He shall make monthly visits to the 
State Infirmary and the State Farm, and quarterly visits to 
the Rutland State Sanatorium, the North Reading State San- 
atorium, the Lakeville State Sanatorium, and the Westfield 
State Sanatorium, and report upon their condition. His reports 
shall be made monthly, and he shall also annually, on or before 
December 15, furnish a summary of his work for the preceding 
fiscal year. He shall certify monthly to the Superintendents of 
the Foxborough State Hospital, the Massachusetts Hospital 
for Epileptics, and the Massachusetts School for the Feeble- 
minded, the amounts due from cities, towns and individuals for 
the support of inmates of the above-named institutions; and 
shall perform such other duties as may be required of him. 
There shall be a Deputy Superintendent, who shall be under the 
direction of the Superintendent, and who shall have charge 
of the work relating to the outdoor poor. The Superintendent 
shall also, subject to confirmation by the Board, designate one 
member of his staff as his assistant. 

6. There shall be a Superintendent of State Minor Wards, to 
be appointed by the Board. He shall, subject to the direction 
of the Board, execute all the provisions of the laws relating to 



6 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

neglected and dependent children and juvenile offenders, and 
shall provide for the placing and visitation of all such children. 
Monthly visits shall be made under his direction to the Lyman 
School for Boys, the State Industrial School for Girls, the Massa- 
chusetts Hospital School, and the Industrial School for Boys, with 
reports upon their condition. He shall have charge of all moneys 
belonging to State minor wards. His reports shall be made 
monthly, and he shall annually, on or before December 15, 
furnish a summary of his work for the preceding fiscal year, 
and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him. 
There shall be a Deputy Superintendent, who shall be under the 
direction of the Superintendent, and who shall have charge of 
the children over three years of age and of the infants. 

7. All officers, agents and other employees appointed by the 
Board shall hold office during the pleasure of the Board. 

8. These by-laws may be amended by a vote of two-thirds 
of the full Board, at any regular meeting, after previous notice 
of the change that is desired in the same by any member has 
been mailed to each member by the Secretary, three days, at 
least, before any vote shall be taken by the Board to make the 
proposed change. 

DUTIES OF THE BOARD. 

The duties of the Board may be divided into two main 
groups, namely, supervisory and administrative. As a conse- 
quence of these obligations the Board is also required to report 
and publish the results of its work, with tabulated statements 
regarding the number of poor persons relieved in the Common- 
wealth at public expense, together with the cost thereof. 
Finally, it is empowered, in like manner with other boards and 
commissions, to recommend to the Legislature such changes in 
existing laws and the enactment of such new measures as it 
deems advisable. This year, by direction of Resolves of 1916, 
chapter 46, and Resolves of 1917, chapter 44, the Board has 
been making a study to determine the expediency of State con- 
trol, care and treatment of all juvenile offenders, and the ad- 
visability of the acquisition by the Commonwealth of the 
Rainsford Island School. The fina report resulting from this 
inquiry is published separately, as a legislative document. 
In more specific form the supervisory duties comprise : — 
The visitation and inspection of the State Infirmary at 
Tewksbury; the State Farm at Bridgewater; the Norfolk State 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 7 

Hospital for Inebriates at Norfolk; the Lyman School for Boys 
at Westborough; the Industrial School for Boys at Shirley; 
the State Industrial School for Girls at Lancaster; the Massa- 
chusetts Hospital School at Canton; the State Sanatoria at 
Rutland, North Reading, Lakeville and Westfield; the city and 
town almshouses; the »ounty training schools; the children in 
the custody of the Lyman and Industrial Schools cared for in 
families; the children supported by cities and towns and adults 
supported in families, other than their own, by cities and towns; 
and such charitable corporations reporting to the Board as ask 
for, or consent to, such visitation and inspection; investiga- 
tion, with public hearing, and report to the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth in all cases of applications for the incorpora- 
tion of charitable organizations; supervision of the work of 
the cities and towns in the relief of mothers with dependent 
children under fourteen years of age; supervision of wayfarers' 
lodges and public lodging houses, as provided in chapter 606 
of the Acts of 1914. In addition, the Board has, with reference 
to the Hospital Cottages for Children at Baldwinville, the super- 
visory duty formerly carried by the State Board of Insanity. 
The administrative duties are as follows : — 

(a) The discharge of sane inmates of the State Infirmary 
and the State Farm; the execution of laws relative to the re- 
lease on parole of prisoners at the State Farm; the investiga- 
tion as to legal settlement of persons, possibly State cases, who 
have been supported, relieved or buried by cities and towns, 
and of sane inmates of State institutions; the directing of aid 
of unsettled persons by cities and towns; the transfer of sane 
paupers from one institution to another; the sending of paupers 
to the places within and without the State where they belong; 
and the administration of the leper hospital at Penikese Island. 

(b) The care and maintenance of delinquent, neglected and 
dependent children coming into the custody of the Board 
through court commitment and otherwise; and the execution 
of the laws concerning abandoned infants and infant boarding 
houses; and the licensing of lying-in-hospitals. 



8 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

STAFF ORGANIZATION FOR CARRYING OUT FUNCTIONS. 
A. Supervisory Functions. 

The visitation and inspection of State institutions is made by 
committees of the Board and by the executive officers. Inspec- 
tion of almshouses is made by an inspector working under the 
direction of the committee on almshouses. In this duty the 
Board is greatly assisted by its corps of unpaid friendly visitors 
of whom there were 95 last year. The supervision of local relief to 
mothers with dependent children is carried out by a supervisor 
and corps of visitors attached to the Division of State Adult Poor. 
The county training schools are visited and reported upon by 
the secretary, while supervision of local child placing is done 
by the regular staff of visitors. The secretary is responsible 
to the Board for all matters of supervision relating to private 
charitable enterprises, under Revised Laws, chapter 84, Acts of 
1909, chapter 379, and Acts of 1910, chapter 181. This 
branch of the Board's activities, in particular that which re- 
lates to private charities and the inspection of institution plant 
and finances, is reviewed by the committee of general visitation 
and inspection. For the report of the year's work under this 
group see Part I., pages 19-133, and the whole of Parts II. and 
III. 

B. Administrative Functions. 

The administrative functions of the Board are carried out 
through two main divisions, namely, the Division of State 
Adult Poor and the Division of State Minor Wards. To the 
Division of State Minor Wards falls all duties relating to the 
care and maintenance of minors in the Board's custody, and 
the ancillary duties of licensing and inspection of infant board- 
ing houses and lying-in hospitals. The work of this division 
is reviewed by the committee on State Minor Wards. An 
account of the year's results will be found on pages 150-187 of 
Part I. 

All other administrative functions are executed through the 
Division of State Adult Poor, the work of its superintendent and 
staff being reviewed by the committees on State Adult Poor 
and Social Service. The results are reported on pages 133-150 
of Part I. 



Part I.J GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 9 

All standing committees, except the committee on finance 
and the executive committee, meet at regular intervals. The 
full Board meets regularly on the first and third Fridays of 
each month. 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION. 

The following are the recommendations of the Board for 
legislative action, all of which have been forwarded to the 
Secretary of the Commonwealth as required by General Acts 
of 1915, chapter 269: — 

1. Furthek Extension of the State's Facilities for In- 
stitutional Care of Feeble-minded Persons. 
The Board, through first-hand knowledge gained in executing 
the laws touching public relief, realizes the critical need of 
further protection of the community against the effects of 
feeble-mindedness by cutting off this prolific source of public 
dependency. It therefore urges upon the Legislature the ex- 
pediency of an extension of the State's present facilities for 
institutional care and treatment of feeble-minded persons to 
provide protection and segregation for such of them as may be 
found a danger to the public well-being and to themselves if 
left at large in the community. No bill accompanies this 
recommendation. 

2. Establishment of a Hospital for the Care and 
Treatment of Sick State Minor Wards. 

The need of provision for hospital care of sick State minor 
wards long ago reached an acute stage. It is manifest in the 
annual requests of the trustees of the State Infirmary for 
buildings in which to house State wards, and in the recom- 
mendations of the State Board of Charity for a hospital for 
sick State children. 

The recommendation for such a hospital, to be located at 
some place other than Tewksbury, has been made by the 
Board each year since 1913. The Board has constantly in 
its care hundreds of children, each of whom is for days, weeks 
or perhaps months in need of hospital treatment. Such chil- 
dren are for the time being incapable of placement in homes. 



10 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

They require treatment in some institution until their health 
is such that they may be sent out into the community. With 
a total of 7,153 children in the Board's care, this margin of 
cases requiring hospital treatment is constant, and may be 
expected to increase each year in exact proportion to the normal 
increase in the total number of wards. 

The Board has no hospital in which to treat these children. 
Some, falling sick in their foster homes, are cared for by private 
hospitals at State expense. Most are sent to the State Infirm- 
ary, the only public institution to which the Board can send 
them. Here they are out of place and greatly hamper the in- 
firmary in its more legitimate activities. Thus located, they 
are an ever-increasing danger to themselves. At the same 
time they lose the benefit of special care and treatment so 
frequently demanded by the miserable condition in which they 
are found by the authorities, and in which they remain at the 
time of commitment to the Board's custody. A bill accom- 
panies this recommendation. 

3. Provision at Norfolk State Hospital for the 
Reception and Care of Female Inebriates. 
Chapter 73 of the General Acts of 1915 authorized the com- 
mitment of female inebriates to Norfolk State Hospital. Chap- 
ter 69 of the General Acts of 1917 amended the said chapter 
73 and through some inadvertence, as this Board is informed, 
repealed the provision for such commitments of female inebri- 
ates. In the meantime no women have been committed to the 
Norfolk State Hospital because there have been no facilities 
there for their reception and care. Last year this Board recom- 
mended the establishment of such facilities. This year the 
Board recommends the re-enactment of the provision for the 
commitment of female inebriates to the Norfolk State Hospital, 
and repeats its recommendation of last year that facilities be 
there established for their reception and care. As the Board 
understands that the Commission on Mental Diseases will sub- 
mit a bill accomplishing such re-enactment, it desires to add 
its recommendation to that of the Commission without itself 
submitting a bill. 



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4. Amendment of Chapter 181 of the Acts of the Year 
1910, rendering the approval of the state board 
of Charity requisite to the Incorporation of Private 
Charities, and providing that All Changes of Name 
or of Purposes shall be investigated in Like Manner 
with Petitions for Incorporation. 
Under the existing statute the Board is required to investi- 
gate all petitions for the incorporation of private charities, to 
give public hearings and to report its findings to the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth. The operation of this law, in connec- 
tion with chapter 402 of the Acts of the year 1903, requiring 
annual reporting by all charities, and chapter 379 of the Acts 
of the year 1909, providing annual inspection of incorporated 
charitable agencies, is demonstrating beyond all question the 
wisdom of State supervision of incorporated charitable agencies. 
Though this policy is of recent date, the incorporated charities 
of the entire Commonwealth have come to look upon State 
supervision as a help in the development of right standards of 
relief. Bearing in mind the public trusteeship involved in every 
private charity, the Board believes that the time has come 
when its special knowledge in the field of private charities 
should be brought to bear upon all new petitions for the in- 
corporation of charities by rendering its approval requisite to 
the issuance of a charter. The recommendation is repeated 
from former years. A bill is submitted. 



LAWS AFFECTING THE BOARD, PASSED BY THE LEGISLA- 
TURE OF 1917. 

General Acts of 1917. 

Chapter 45. 

An Act relative to the limitation of property owned by 
charitable and other corporations. 
Section 1. Section eight of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
five of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out the 
words "one million five hundred thousand", in the fourth and 
fifth lines, and inserting in place thereof the words: — two mil- 
lion, — so as to read as follows: — Section 8. Any corporation 
organized under general or special laws for any of the purposes 



12 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

mentioned in section two and under sections thirteen to sixteen, 
inclusive, may hold real and personal estate to an amount not 
exceeding two million dollars, which shall be devoted to the pur- 
poses set forth in its charter or agreement of association, and it 
may receive and hold, in trust or otherwise, funds received by 
gift or bequest to be devoted by it to such purposes. 

Section 2. Section one of chapter two hundred and nine of 
the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "one million five hun- 
dred thousand", in the eighth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — two million, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
1. Every corporation heretofore organized by special act of the 
legislature for a purpose or purposes for which corporations may 
be organized under the provisions of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-five of the Revised Laws, and acts in amendment thereof 
or in addition thereto, may, despite any provisions contained in 
its charter, acquire and hold real and personal estate to an 
amount not exceeding two million dollars, in accordance with 
section eight of said chapter one hundred and twenty-five. 

Section 3. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to 
limit the amount of property that may be held by any corpora- 
tion under the authority of a special act of incorporation or of 
any special law, whereby it is permitted to hold an amount 
exceeding two million dollars. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 8, 1917. 

Chapter 69. 

An Act relative to the commitment of dipsomaniacs and 

OTHERS. 

Section 1. Section fifty of chapter five hundred and four of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by 
chapter five hundred and fifty-eight of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, and by chapter seventy-three of the 
General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the said section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 50. Any of the judges 
named in section twenty-nine, and the justices of the municipal 
court of the city of Boston, may commit to the Norfolk state 
hospital, the McLean hospital, or to a private licensed hospital 
or house, any male, or to any hospital or licensed receptacle for 
the insane, public or private, except the Norfolk state hospital, 
any female, who is subject to dipsomania or inebriety either in 
public or private, or who is so addicted to the intemperate use 
of narcotics or stimulants as to have lost the power of self-control; 
but no such commitment shall be made until satisfactory evi- 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 13 

dence is presented to the judge by whom the proceedings are 
heard that such person is not of bad repute or of bad character 
apart from such habits of intemperance. The magistrate who 
receives the application for such commitment shall examine on 
oath the applicant and all other witnesses, shall reduce the appli- 
cation to writing and cause it to be subscribed and sworn to by 
the applicant. He shall cause a summons and copy of the appli- 
cation to be served upon such person in the manner provided by 
section twenty-five of chapter two hundred and seventeen of the 
Revised Laws. Such person shall be entitled to a hearing, unless 
after receiving said summons he shall in writing waive a hearing; 
and in that case the magistrate may issue an order for his imme- 
diate commitment as aforesaid, without a hearing, if he is of 
opinion that such person is a proper subject for treatment and 
custody in the hospital or other place to which he is committed. 
The commitment may be made forthwith, if the examining phy- 
sician certifies the case to be one of emergency. A person com- 
mitted as aforesaid may be detained for two years from the date 
of his commitment, and no longer. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. {Ap- 
proved March 14, 1917. 

Chapter 70. 

An Act relative to the acquisition of settlement by per- 
sons RECEIVING PUBLIC AID BECAUSE AFFLICTED WITH SMALL- 
POX AND OTHER DANGEROUS DISEASES. 

Section 1. Section two of chapter two hundred and thirteen 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two, as amended 
by section two of chapter three hundred and eighty-six of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — No per- 
son shall acquire a settlement or be in process of acquiring a 
settlement while receiving aid hereunder, nor shall any person be 
held to have acquired, or to have been in the process of acquiring, 
a settlement while receiving such aid, — so as to read as follows: 
— Section 2. No person for whose care and maintenance a city 
or town or the commonwealth has incurred expense in conse- 
quence of smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, tuberculosis, dog 
bite requiring anti-rabic treatment, or other disease dangerous to 
the public health shall be deemed to be a pauper by reason of 
such expenditure. No person shall acquire a settlement or be 
in process of acquiring a settlement while receiving aid hereunder, 
nor shall any person be held to have acquired, or to have been 
in the process of acquiring, a settlement while receiving such aid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Ap- 
proved March 14, 1917. 



14 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Chapter 103. 

An Act relative to the capacity of the tuberculosis hos- 
pital TO BE ERECTED IN THE COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE. 

Section 1. Section five of chapter two hundred and eighty- 
six of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and sixteen 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — 
provided, that in the county of Berkshire a hospital may be con- 
structed having a capacity of as many less than fifty beds as 
the state department of health shall approve, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 5. County commissioners are authorized and 
directed, subject to the approval of the state department of 
health, to erect one or more hospitals within their respective 
counties to carry out the provisions of this act, or they may in 
the case of counties having a total population of less than fifty 
thousand inhabitants, as determined by the latest United States 
census, arrange to obtain tuberculosis hospital care for those 
consumptives coming within their jurisdiction by entering into 
a contract with a tuberculosis institution in a neighboring county 
in accordance with the provisions of section two. No new tuber- 
culosis hospital shall be erected under the provisions of this act 
having a total capacity of less than fifty beds: provided, that in 
the county of Berkshire a hospital may be constructed having a 
capacity of as many less than fifty beds as the state department 
of health shall approve. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Ap- 
proved March 22, 1917. 

Chapter 163. 

An Act relative to actions for the support of minor 

children. 

In any criminal prosecution or proceeding against a father for 
failure to support his minor children brought in any court what- 
soever, it shall not be a defence that a divorce has been decreed 
between the defendant and his wife and that the custody of the 
children has been granted to her. [Approved April 10, 1917. 



Chapter 167. 

An Act relative to commitments to the industrial school 

FOR BOYS. 

Section 1. The limitation of time, established by section two 
of chapter four hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by chapter six hundred 
and five of the acts of the vear nineteen hundred and eleven and 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 15 

by chapter two hundred and seven of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, is hereby extended to December 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Ap- 
proved April 11, 1917. 

Chapter 216. 

An Act relative to repayment by the commonwealth of 
certain expenses incurred by cities and towns for 
sick persons. 
Section 1. Section fifteen of chapter eighty-five of the Re- 
vised Laws, as amended by section one of chapter five hundred 
and fifty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, 
and by section one of chapter seven hundred and ninety-seven 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the word " hospital", in the 
sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the word: — infirmary, 

— and by inserting after the word "commonwealth", in the 
seventh line, the words: — If the state board of charity, after an 
investigation, deems it expedient as an economy in expenditure, 
and in the interest of the patient's health, it may authorize reim- 
bursement for aid rendered after the patient has become able to 
be removed to the state infirmary, and, in its discretion, until 
the patient is able to be discharged, — and by striking out the 
word "hospital", in the ninth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — infirmary, — and by striking out the word "seven", 
in the nineteenth line, and inserting in place thereof the word: 

— ten, — and by inserting after the word "dollars", in the same 
line, the words: — and fifty cents, — and by adding at the end 
thereof the words : — and no charges of whatever nature in excess 
of the said ten dollars and fifty cents a week shall be allowed, 

— so as to read as follows: — Section 15. The reasonable expense 
which is incurred by a city or town under the provisions of the 
preceding section within five days next before notice has been 
given as therein required and also after the giving of such notice 
and until said sick person is able to be removed to the state 
infirmary shall be reimbursed by the commonwealth. If the 
state board of charity, after an investigation, deems it expedient 
as an economy in expenditure, and in the interest of the patient's 
health, it may authorize reimbursement for aid rendered after 
the patient has become able to be removed to the state infirmary, 
and, in its discretion, until the patient is able to be discharged. 
If the state board of charity considers it expedient to order the 
removal to the state infirmary of a person whose physical con- 
dition is such as to require attendance, then the reasonable ex- 
pense incurred for such attendance, as directed by the state 



16 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

board of charity, shall also be reimbursed by the commonwealth. 
The bills for such support shall not be allowed unless they are 
indorsed with the declaration that, after full investigation, no 
kindred able to pay the amount charged have been found, and 
that the amount has actually been paid from the city or town 
treasury, nor unless they are approved by the state board of 
charity or by a person designated by it; and not more than ten 
dollars and fifty cents a week shall be allowed for the support 
of a person in a city or town hospital; and no charges of what- 
ever nature in excess of the said ten dollars and fifty cents a 
week shall be allowed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon the first day of 
January in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen. [Approved 
May 2, 1917. 

Chapter 251. 

An Act relative to the care by counties of certain per- 
sons SUFFERING FROM CONSUMPTION. 

Section 1. Section two of chapter two hundred and eighty- 
si : of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and six- 
teen, is hereby amended by striking out the words "before 
January first of the year nineteen hundred and seventeen", in 
the first and second lines, and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — before April first of the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section 2. A contract 
entered into before April first of the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen for a term of years not less than five nor more than 
twenty-five, and approved by the state department of health 
after a petition made to the said department and a public hear- 
ing thereon, between (a) boards of county commissioners of two 
adjoining counties, or (b) boards of county commissioners of any 
county and the legally constituted authorities of any city within 
the same county, or (c) either county commissioners or the 
legally constituted authorities of cities of fifty thousand or more 
inhabitants and the trustees or authorities of any existing or 
future privately endowed tuberculosis institution, or the trustees 
of any fund available for the purpose of supplying hospital 
facilities for persons suffering from consumption, for the express 
purpose of supplying, within a reasonable time as provided in the 
conditions of approval of the state department of health, and 
guaranteeing adequate hospital provision for consumptives com- 
ing under the provisions of this act, shall be held to be satis- 
factory compliance with the provisions of this act for such 
counties, sections of counties, or for such qities or classes of in- 
dividuals, as the case may be, as are designated in the contract; 
and such contracts shall, subject to the approval of the state 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 17 

department of health, be renewable upon such terms as shall be 
satisfactory to the contracting parties: 'provided, however, that if 
such contracts are not renewed and approved by the state de- 
partment of health at least nine months before their expiration, 
or if the contracts are renewed and the state department of 
health shall refuse approval on the ground that by reason of 
changed circumstances the contract will be inadequate properly 
to protect the public health of the communities affected by it, 
and the contracting parties fail within six months before the 
time when the previous contract expires to agree to a renewal 
of the contract upon terms approved by the state department of 
health, the duties and obligations relative to supplying adequate 
hospital care for such counties, or sections of counties, cities or 
classes of individuals imposed upon county commissioners and 
city governments by this act shall be in full force and effect. 

Section 2. Section nine of said chapter two hundred and 
eighty-six is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — County commissioners of counties whose patients 
are cared for by contract under the provisions of section two are 
authorized to raise and expend such sums as may be necessary 
to carry out the provisions thereof, and may borrow the same on 
the credit of the county and issue therefor notes of the county, 
payable, in not more than eighteen months from their respective 
dates of issue, from the reimbursements received from the said 
cities and towns. They shall in January of each year determine 
the total amount already expended by, or due from, the county 
under the provisions of such contracts during the previous year, 
and shall apportion the same to, and may collect the same from, 
the several cities and towns liable under this act in the same 
manner as the costs of construction and equipment of hospitals 
is apportioned under the provisions of section seven, and the 
same shall be applied to the payment of the temporary debt 
incurred by said counties under the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Section thirteen of said chapter two hundred and 
eighty-six is hereby amended by striking out all after the first 
sentence, — so as to read as follows: — Section 13. The situa- 
tion, plans for construction and actual construction of any new 
hospitals or additions to any existing hospitals, provided for 
the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act, shall be 
subject to the approval of the state department of health. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage^ [Ap- 
proved May 14, 1917. 



18 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Chapter 290. 

An Act relative to subsidies to cities and towns on 
account of consumptive patients as determined by 
the bed capacity of certain hospitals. 
Section 1. Chapter five hundred and ninety-seven of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, as amended in section 
one by section one of chapter six hundred and thirty-seven of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, and by chapter 
fifty-seven of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, is hereby further amended by striking out the said sec- 
tion, and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 1. 
Every city or town which places its patients suffering from tuber- 
culosis in a municipal or incorporated tuberculosis hospital in 
this commonwealth, or in a building or ward set apart for pa- 
tients suffering from tuberculosis by a municipal or incorporated 
hospital in this commonwealth, shall be entitled to receive from 
the commonwealth a subsidy of five dollars a week for each pa- 
tient who is unable to pay for his support, or whose kindred bound 
by law to maintain him are unable to pay for the same; but a 
city or town shall not become entitled to this subsidy unless, 
upon examination authorized by the trustees of hospitals for 
consumptives, the sputum of such patient be found to contain 
bacilli of tuberculosis, nor unless the hospital building or ward 
be approved by said trustees, who shall not give such approval 
unless they have by authority of law, or by permission of the 
hospital, full authority to inspect the same at all times. Said 
trustees may at any time withdraw their approval: provided, 
however, that in the case of those hospitals having a bed capacity 
which is in excess of the number of beds needed for the localities 
which these institutions serve for patients exhibiting tubercle 
bacilli in their sputum, the subsidy above provided shall be al- 
lowed for such patients not exhibiting tubercle bacilli in their 
sputum as in the joint opinion of the superintendent of the insti- 
tution and of the state district health officer of the district in 
which the hospital is situated are bona fide cases of consumption 
and have been in the institution more than thirty days. The 
determination of the question of the number of beds in excess of 
the number of beds needed for patients exhibiting tubercle bacilli 
in their sputum shall be made as follows: — the city board of 
health shall first file an application for a tuberculosis survey of 
the localities served by such tuberculosis hospital, stating in the 
application the reasons for the belief that the hospital is already 
providing proper care for all cases showing tubercle bacilli and 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 19 

subject to hospital treatment. On receipt of such an application 
the state department of health and the state trustees of hospitals 
for consumptives shall cause a careful survey to be made by 
representatives of both departments. 

Following the filing of the report of such survey the public 
health council of the state department of health and the trustees 
of hospitals for consumptives, sitting jointly, shall determine and 
decree the average number of beds needed in such institutions 
for patients exhibiting tubercle bacilli in their sputum. This 
number shall be subject to re-determination by a new survey 
made in a similar manner from time to time thereafter upon 
application by the city board of health, but such application 
shall not be made more often than once in three years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Ap- 
proved May 24, 1917. 

Resolves of 1917. 

Chapter 44. 

Resolve extending the time for the report of the state 
board of charity relative to the care and treatment 
of juvenile offenders and to the acquisition by the 
commonwealth of the suffolk school for boys. 
Resolved, That the state board of charity shall continue the 
investigation authorized by chapter forty-six of the resolves of 
the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, relative to the care and 
treatment of juvenile offenders, to unifying under one central 
authority the training and instruction of boys in industrial 
schools, and to the acquisition and maintenance by the common- 
wealth of the Suffolk School for Boys in the city of Boston; and 
the time within which the board shall report the result of its 
investigation is hereby extended to the second Wednesday of 
January in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen. [Approved 
April 4, 1917. 

THE STATE INSTITUTIONS. 

The State institutions under the supervision of the Board 
are: the State Infirmary at Tewksbury; the State Farm at 
Bridgewater; the Norfolk State Hospital; the Lyman School 
for Boys at Westborough; the Industrial School for Boys at 
Shirley; the State Industrial School for Girls at Lancaster; the 
Massachusetts Hospital School at Canton; the North Reading 



20 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

State Sanatorium; the Rutland State Sanatorium; the Lake- 
ville State Sanatorium; and the Westfield State Sanatorium. 

The supervisory powers of the Board over these institutions 
extend to the right of investigation and recommendation as to 
any matters relating to the institutions, but the administration 
of each is vested in separate Boards of Trustees. 

One private charitable institution, the Hospital Cottages for 
Children at Baldwinville, is subject to the Board's visitation, 
under the provisions of Acts of 1914, chapter 762. This insti- 
tution has been aided by State appropriations, and has five 
members among its trustees who are appointed by the Gov- 
ernor. 

The State Infirmary and the State Farm are controlled by 
one Board of Trustees. Its membership is as follows: Leonard 
Huntress, M.D., Lowell, Chairman; Mrs. Mary E. Cogan, 
Stoneham; Galen L. Stone, Brookline; Nellie E. Talbot, 
Brookline, Secretary; Francis W. Anthony, M.D., Haverhill; 
Dennis D. Sullivan, Middleborough; Walter F. Dearborn, 
Cambridge. 

The Norfolk State Hospital for the care and treatment of 
inebriates is administered by the following Board of Trustees; 
W. Rodman Peabody, Hyde Park, Chairman; Robert A. Woods, 
Boston; Philip R. Allen, Walpole; Frank L. Locke, Maiden, 
Secretary; Edwin Mulready, Rockland; Otho L. Schofield, 
M.D., Wellesley; Lombard Williams, Dedham. 

The Trustees of Massachusetts Hospitals for Consumptives 
administer the four sanatoria, but have no powers over the 
tuberculosis wards of the State Infirmary. The Board is con- 
stituted as follows: Arthur K. Stone, M.D., Boston, Chairman; 
Albert C. Getchell, M.D., Worcester; Charles J. Downey, 
M.D., Springfield; Sylvia B. Knowlton, Newton; Daniel L. 
Prendergast, Brookline; Simon Swig, Taunton; George A. 
Dunn, Gardner; John B. Hawes, 2d, M.D., Secretary, State 
House, Boston. 

The three training or industrial schools fall under the control 
of the Trustees of the Massachusetts Training Schools. The 
Board is as follows: Carl Dreyfus, Boston, Chairman; James 
J. Sheehan, Peabody; Mary Josephine Bleakie, Brookline; 



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Matthew Luce, Cohasset; John F. Scully, Brockton; Amy 
Ethel Taylor, Lexington; Charles M. Davenport, Boston; 
James W. McDonald, Marlborough; Lewis M. Palmer, Fram- 
ingham; F. Leslie Hayford, Secretary, State House, Boston. 

The Massachusetts Hospital School is administered by the 
following Board of Trustees: Edward H. Bradford, M.D., Bos- 
ton, Chairman; Leonard W. Ross, Mattapan, Secretary; Walter 
C. Baylies, Taunton; William F. Fitzgerald, Brookline; Alfred 
S. Pinkerton, Worcester. 

In addition to the eleven State institutions which the Board 
supervises is Penikese Hospital, the Massachusetts hospital for 
the care and treatment of persons afflicted with leprosy. This 
institution is administered directly by the State Board of 
Charity. For the sake of uniformity and comparison all twelve 
institutions are grouped together in this report. Report of the 
Hospital Cottages for Children will be found with that of other 
private charities in Part II. 

Numbers. 
The total number of cases under care in these State charitable 
institutions during the year was 20,141, a number less by 1,254 
than the corresponding total for 1916. Of the total number, 
15,697 were males and 4,444 were females. Ten thousand forty- 
five were for hospital treatment; 2,453 were juvenile delin- 
quents; 6,048 were adult offenders, mostly chronic drunkards: 
and 1,595 were indigent persons, having no legal settlement 
and not included in the above classifications. Of the hospital 
cases, 3,230 were suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis; 1,720 
were insane, including 920 at the State Farm who were crim- 
inally insane. For movement of population see Table II. 
following. 

Capacity. 

A temporary advantage resulting from the abnormal demand 

for labor now prevailing is an actual decrease in the number of 

inmates in certain of our State charitable institutions. Men 

who in normal times are unable, through habits of intemperance 



22 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

or partial physical incapacity, to retain their positions in trades 
and industry, and who in consequence are forced upon the pub- 
lic for support and treatment, are now able to remain in the 
community laboring after a fashion because industry, in dire 
need of workmen, is willing to put up with their handicap. 
This fact has reduced the population of the State Farm 22 per 
cent below normal capacity. Norfolk State Hospital, which 
cares for curable inebriates, men with much of their active lives 
still before them, had an average of only 168 inmates during 
the year, as against a normal capacity of 400 beds. At one 
time during the year there were but 72 inmates. The four 
tuberculosis sanatoria are little affected by prosperity in indus- 
try. In fact, the speeding up of commerce and manufacture 
tends to throw an ever-increasing number of physical defectives 
into the discard, so that the State institutions for their care 
and treatment are, if anything, more crowded than usual. 
Westfield shows an excess of 36 patients daily for whom there 
is no permanent housing. 

Another distressing sign of the time is the abnormal rate of 
increase in juvenile delinquency. Lyman school, for the smaller 
boys, was never so crow x ded as this year. It shows an excess of 
54 boys for whom no permanent quarters exist. This condition 
has reached so critical a stage as to call for immediate relief. 

Though an excess in daily average population over normal 
capacity does not mean neglect of those persons who may fall 
within the excess, it does usually mean over-crowding. In the 
sanatoria it means tents, with a corresponding necessity for re- 
ducing the number of inmates in the most inclement weather. 
In the industrial schools it means impairment of the proper 
classification and grouping of inmates. 

The accompanying table shows the fluctuations of daily at- 
tendance above and below the normal capacity for each 
institution. 



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23 



Capacities of the Several State Charitable Institutions for the Fiscal Year 
ending November 30, 1917. 



Institutions 


Normal 
Capacity 


Largest 
Number 
present 

at 

Any One 

Time 


Smallest 
Number 
present 

at 

Anv One 

Time 


Daily 
Average 
Number 
present 

during 
the Year 


Increase 
of Daily 
Average 

over 
Normal 
Capacity 


Decrease 
of Daily 
Average 

over 
Normal 
Capacity 


State Infirmary 


2,351 


2,629 


1,913 


2,272.00 


- 


79.00 


State Farm .... 


3,213 


2,71*1 


2,318 


2,506.00 


- 


707.00 


Norfolk State Hospital . 


400 


254 


72 


168.36 


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231.64 


Lyman School for Boys . 


413 


504 


428 


467.68 


54.68 


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Industrial School for Boys 


240 


324 


271 


246.49 


6.49 


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Industrial School for Girls 


299 


335 


286 


306.26 


7.26 


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Massachusetts Hospital School 


302 


291 


206 


272.98 


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29.02 


Rutland State Sanatorium 


354 


355 


341 


350.00 


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4.00 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


194 


206 


193 


199.47 


5.47 


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Lakeville State Sanatorium 


246 


280 


241 


263.00 


17.00 


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Westfield State Sanatorium 


229 


271 


257 


265.00 


36.00 


- 


Penikese Hospital 


19 


12 


9 


10.31 


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8.69 


Totals 


8,260 


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126.90 


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Cost of Maintenance. 
The combined appropriations for the maintenance of the 
State charitable institutions in 1917 were $2,250,661.77. 1 The 
total expenditures on the same account were $2,272,654.58. Of 
the sum expended, $776,415.02 was for salaries, wages and 
labor; all other expenses, $1,496,239.56. For the coming year 
the respective Boards of Trustees submit estimates for main- 
tenance appropriations, as shown in Table I. To the tabulation 
is added for better comparison the Board's own estimate for 
Penikese Hospital. Estimates for special purposes will be con- 
sidered later in this report under each of the institutions sep- 
arately. 

1 Includes transfers from 1916 balances, also temporary salary increases (see chapter 323, General 
Acts of 1917). 



24 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Comparative View of Movement of Population and of 

Expenditures. 
The movement of population in the twelve institutions is 
shown in brief but comparative form in Table II. Inmates are 
classified by sex, while the daily average attendance appears in 
a column adjoining the average number of officers and em- 
ployees. The average number of persons employed, shown in 
this table, is obtained from an exact analysis of the pay rolls, 
reducing all employment to a basis of days. Table III. affords 
a comparative view of expenditures at all the institutions, clas- 
sified as "current" and "extraordinary." Tables II. and III. 
are drawn in accordance with the statistical form adopted by 
the National Conference of Social Work, May 15, 1906. 



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Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



29 



1 

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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



The Institutions Severally. 
A brief statement relating to the general supervision of each 
institution will be followed by comparative and more detailed 
consideration of financial administration. For further detail 
see the reports of the respective Boards of Trustees. 

The State Infirmary, Teivksbury. 

John H. Nichols, M.D., Superintendent. 
Numbers. 





Sane 


Insane 


Totals 


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Number December 1, 1916 


826 


303 


373 


1,502 


198 


518 


716 


1,024 


821 


373 


2,218 


Admitted during year . 


2,691 


631 


579 


3,901 


32 


52 


84 


2,723 


683 


579 


3,985 


Discharged during year 


2,806 


661 


618 


4,085 


36 


55 


91 


2,842 


716 


618 


4,176 


Number November 30, 1917 . 


711 


273 


334 


1,318 


194 


515 


709 


905 


788 


334 


2,027 



Number of maternity cases, 128. 



Total valuation of plant, real and personal, $1,940,754.13. 
Normal capacity of plant, 2,351. Value per unit of capacity, 
$825.50. Provides almshouse and hospital care for indigent 
persons not chargeable for support to any city or town. During 
the year 6,203 persons have been under care, 165 less than in 
1916, and 1,041 less than in 1915. The largest daily census 
was 2,629, the smallest, 1,913, the daily average being 2,272. 
For the preceding year the corresponding figures were 2,658 and 
2,081, with a daily average of 2,304. 

Five thousand seven hundred twenty-three cases, of which 
4,210 were males and 1,513 females, were treated in the general 
hospital wards, — 4,538 medical and 1,185 surgical. In this 
number were 826 cases of tuberculosis, 18 of diphtheria, 68 of 
typhoid fever, 4 of whooping cough, 10 of chicken pox, 29 of 
measles, 52 of scarlet fever and 19 of erysipelas. Of the 680 
deaths, 617 in general hospital department and 63 in depart- 
ment for the insane, 207 were from tuberculosis. Of the 826 
cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in the consumptive ward, 717 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 31 

cases were males, 109 females. Of this number, 9 were dis- 
charged as disease arrested, 8 apparently arrested, 2 apparently 
cured, 30 quiescent, 180 relieved, 207 died, 138 not relieved. 

Three hundred sixty-six surgical operations were performed. 

Of the 128 births at this institution during the year, 73 were 
males and 55 were females. Of this number there were 126 living 
births, namely, 72 males and 54 females. Among the mothers 
of these children, 54 were born in the United States, 15 in 
Ireland, 4 in England, 26 in the British Provinces, 29 in other 
countries. For an account of this Board's work with mother 
and baby cases at this institution, see page 139. 

The State Infirmary affords the largest tuberculosis hospital in 
the State. The total number of cases of pulmonary tuberculosis 
cared for during the year was 826, of whom 717 were males and 
109 females. Eighteen of these were young children. The clas- 
sification of these patients on admission was as follows: in- 
cipient, 28; moderately advanced, 128; advanced, 601; far 
advanced, 418. The discharges numbered 574; classified as 
arrested, 2; apparently cured, 8; apparently arrested, 9; 
quiescent, 30; relieved, 180; not relieved, 138; died, 207. 

The two important facts to be noticed with regard to these 
classifications are, first, that there have been 297 fewer patients 
in the daily average throughout the year than in 1916, and 
second, that in spite of this fact the number of far-advanced 
cases received was considerably larger than in 1916. 

The general decline in totals is attributable to greater activity 
on the part of local hospitals, dispensaries and societies. In 
addition to the figures just given there were 38 cases among 
the insane and 120 cases of other forms of tuberculosis, in which 
latter group there were 18 deaths. 

The superintendent and a loyal staff still struggle against 
increasingly heavy odds -to provide for the hundreds of minors 
who find their way to the Infirmary, chiefly through lack of 
accommodation elsewhere. In the past they have sought sep- 
arate housing quarters in an attempt to remove the children 
from almshouse influences. But this proposal has been disap- 
proved by the State Board of Charity as an improper expansion 
of the institution, which if embarked upon would tend to make 
permanent the residence of great numbers of children at this 



32 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

almshouse Infirmary, where they do not belong. The alterna- 
tive offered by the State Board has been the extension of the 
State's facilities for the care of the feeble-minded, and the es- 
tablishment of hospital provision at the Massachusetts Hospital 
School for sick State Minor wards. The first of these improve- 
ments would remove the majority of the 150 feeble-minded 
children always to be found in residence here, while the second 
would remove from 150 to 200 State wards who are constantly 
occupying the children's ward under treatment. 

But the Legislature, down to the present, has refused both 
these alternatives. Meanwhile the Infirmary trustees have their 
problem. They ought not to have these children, but in fact 
they do have them and perforce must provide for them. It is 
to be hoped the Legislature of 1918 may see its way to grant 
both the State Board's recommendations, looking to better 
classification with its undoubted consequence, — the saving of 
lives. 

The record of infectious diseases for the year is favorable. 
With an average daily population of 2,272 inmates, of whom 
over 400 were children, there were but 18 cases of diphtheria, 
68 of typhoid, 10 of chicken pox and 4 of whooping cough. 
Complete isolation is impracticable with present equipment, so 
that the outbreak of such a disease as diphtheria becomes in- 
stantly a most serious menace. It is greatly to the credit of 
the institution authorities that these epidemic diseases made 
no greater headway. The cause of the typhoid epidemic has 
not been definitely ascertained, but appears to have been trace- 
able to a carrier in the kitchen department. Sixty of the per- 
sons afflicted were employees. There were 6 deaths, 3 of whom 
were male employees. The remaining 3 were inmates. 

The total enrollment in the school which is provided for the 
children was 363, exclusive of some special classes. The total 
number of classes was 38; the number of regular teachers, 14. 
Aside from the academic instruction the boys receive practical 
lessons in manual training, which turn the various institution 
activities to account as a method of training. 

With an appropriation of $579,764, a total of $586,289.28 was 
expended for the maintenance of this institution, causing a de- 
ficiency of $6,525.28. Of the amount expended, $183,166.76 was 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 33 

for salaries, wages and labor; all other expenses, $403,122.52. 
Weekly per capita cost of maintenance, computed on expenses 
less sales and refunds from maintenance, $4,927. Total receipts 
from all sources other than the State treasury, $32,429.36. Net 
cost of maintenance to the Commonwealth, $553,859.92. Ratio 
of daily average number of persons employed to daily average 
number of inmates, 1 to 6.4. For detailed analysis of receipts 
and expenditures, see pages 72-92. The trustees estimate that 
$742,949 will be necessary for maintenance in 1918. (See table, 
pages 25, 26.) 

All improvements under construction were completed during 
the past year. The new nurses' home, for which an appropria- 
tion of $72,863 was granted in 1915, was completed and occu- 
pied last summer. It accommodates 100 employees. The 
pumping station is now equipped with an electrically driven 
centrifugal pump, at a great saving in fuel and power over the 
old steam apparatus. 

The trustees ask the following special appropriations, both 
of which are approved by this Board: — 

1. Hospital for women, $190,000 00 

2. Real estate, . . ' '. . . . . . . . 3,950 00 



$193,950 00 



The first item is a repetition of former years, and meets a 
general need which has grown more acute with each succeeding 
year. Present facilities do not permit reasonable classification 
of the female patients who come to the Infirmary. It has been 
evident for many years that steps must be taken on a broad 
scale to bring the facilities of the State Infirmary to the 
standard of a modern hospital. Existing facilities, though 
administered with care and skill, are not such as permit the 
arrangement necessary to successful treatment of the female 
hospital problem as a whole. In particular, there is pressing 
need for better isolation of venereal cases. The new departure 
in public policy with reference to these diseases renders this 
need all the more acute. 

The second item is for very desirable land adjacent to the 
institution which is likely not to be in the market again. 



34 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



The State Farm at Bridgeivater. 

Hollis M. Blackstone, Superintendent. 

Numbers. 



INMATES 


Paupers 


Prisoners 


Criminal 
Insane 


Totals 


M. 


F. 


T. 


M. 


F. 


T. 


All Males 


Number December 1, 1916 
Admitted during year 
Discharged during, year . 
Number November 30, 1917 . 


433 
681 
654 
460 


1 
1 


433 
682 
654 
461 


1,130 

3,295 

3,564 

861 


178 
525 
558 
145 


1,308 
3,820 
4,122 
1,006 


844 
76 
69 

851 


2,585 
4,578 
4,845 
2,318 



Classification of discharges; deaths, 160; removals, 4,685. 



Total valuation of plant, real and personal, $1,880,758.54. 
Normal capacity of plant, 3,213. Value per unit of capacity, 
$585.35. 

Provides custodial care for persons of both sexes committed 
by the courts for drunkenness or vagrancy; also almshouse 
care for indigent persons not chargeable to any city or town; 
and hospital care for insane male convicts. Persons committed 
for drunkenness are in almost all cases chronic drunkards. 

During the year 7,163 cases have been cared for, — 1,060 less 
than last year, and 1,326 less than in 1915. Largest daily 
census, 2,711; smallest, 2,318; daily average, 2,506. Of the 
whole number under care, 5,128 were prisoners, 1,115 were 
paupers and 920 were insane convicts. The total number of 
admissions and commitments was 4,578, of which 3,820 were 
commitments; 3,388 of these commitments, or 88.6 per cent, 
were for drunkenness. Of these 3,820 prisoners committed, 
1,100, or 28.8 per cent, were returned for violation of parole; 
2,711, or 70.9 per cent, of all these new commitments had served 
time at the State Farm before. Of all commitments, 31.9 per 
cent were made from Boston. A comparative classification of 
all commitments, showing data for nine years, follows: — 



Part LI GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



35 



Classification of Commitments. 



Cause 


1908 


1909 


1910 


1911 


1912 


1913 


1914 


1915 


1916 


1917 


Drunkenness . 


3,177 


3,417 


3,783 


4,272 


3,945 


4,136 


3,589 


3,613 


3,878 


3,388 


Tramping 


144 


99 


107 


90 


67 


66 


113 


76 


37 


38 


Vagrancy 


505 


359 


350 


419 


381 


331 


395 


467 


296 


271 


All others 


120 


124 


133 


180 


129 


148 


156 


165 


123 


123 


Totals 


3,946 


3,999 


4,373 


4,961 


4,522 


4,681 


4,253 


4,321 


4,334 


3,820 



The total number of cases leaving the institution during the 
year, whether by death, discharge or release on parole, was 
4,845. The deaths numbered 160. 

There is a marked decrease in the figures for 1917 as com- 
pared with previous years. The total number of persons under 
care during the year in this institution is 1,060 less than the 
number cared for in 1916, and the number of commitments for 
drunkenness decreased 490. The whole prison department 
shows a decrease for the year of 666, and the number of de- 
pendents admitted to the almshouse department has decreased 
210. 

Commitments for vagrancy and tramping have dropped from 
467 in 1915 to 296 in 1916 and 271 last year, a decline of 42 
per cent since the industrial speeding up of the war began to 
be felt. 

This is the second year during which the institution has 
enjoyed good effects from the scarcity of labor. Because of 
great industrial demands men who in normal times cannot hold 
their jobs because of their drink habit are now able, with the 
greater tolerance of employers, to keep going. In addition, 
liquor costs more than formerly, while the man who drinks 
still finds his finances at about the usual dead level. Greater 
moderation is forced upon him. 

But there is another particular in which the national emer- 
gency works a hardship upon the institution. In common with 
other public institutions throughout the nation the staff here is 
greatly depleted by the withdrawal of professional men to enter 
the army or civilian branches of the Federal service. Those 
who remain are greatly overworked. 



36 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Out of an appropriation of $460,500 a total of $444,448.75 
was expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of the 
amount expended $120,592.76 was for salaries, wages and labor; 
all other expenses, $323,855.99. Weekly per capita cost of 
maintenance, computed on expenses less sales and refunds from 
maintenance, $3,322. Total receipts from all sources other than 
the State treasury, $23,059.57. Net cost of maintenance to the 
Commonwealth, $421,389.18. Ratio of daily average number of 
persons employed to daily average number of inmates, 1 to 
13.3. The trustees estimate that $510,725 will be necessary for 
maintenance in 1918. (See table, pages 25, 26.) For detailed 
analysis of receipts and expenditures, see pages 72-92. 

The Legislature of 1917 granted an appropriation of $5,000 
for coal-dumping facilities, which improvement is well under 
way. 

No special appropriations were requested for 1918. 

Norfolk State Hospital. 
Irwin H. Neff, M.D., Superintendent. 

Total valuation of plant, real and personal, $478,304.89. 
Normal capacity of plant, 400. Value per unit of capacity, 
$1,195.76. 

Provides care and treatment for inebriates and users of drugs 
in cases not deemed incurable; also detention colony for non- 
criminal chronics. 

This institution was opened for the admission of patients 
June 1, 1914, at which time all the inebriate patients at the 
Foxborough State Hospital were transferred to the Norfolk 
State Hospital. 

During the year 1,561 cases have been cared for. Of the 
whole number, 208 were in residence at the beginning of the 
year. The remaining 1,353 cases were admitted during the year, 
while 1,466 were discharged, leaving 95 at the close of the 
year. There were 7 deaths. The total number of admissions 
include 332 who were returned from visits or leave of absence 
and 851 nominally for discharge, the actual admissions being 
1,021. Of this number, 856, or 84 per cent, were voluntary, 
while 165, or 16 per cent, were committed. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 37 

Eight hundred sixty-six, or 85 per cent, of the admissions for 
the year were alcoholics, and 155, or 15 per cent, were drug 
inebriates. 

The daily average number of inmates was 168.36; largest 
daily census, 254; smallest, 72. 

The total number of cases under treatment shows a decrease 
of 34 from the total of the preceding year. 

The average daily number of patients in 1916 was 198.38, 
in 1917 it had fallen to 168.36. Aside from the fact that there 
has been an actual falling off in the numbers presented for 
treatment at this institution, the development of the extra- 
institution service rendered by these trustees has tended to re- 
duce the daily average population. The length of stay has been 
reduced from seven weeks in 1914 to four weeks this year. At 
the same time, it is evident from a study of the cases handled 
that the service rendered to the Commonwealth by the insti- 
tution and its trustees has increased in quantity and effective- 
ness. 

The object to be attained is not necessarily the housing and 
hospital treatment of the greatest possible number of inebri- 
ates, but rather the pre-institution diagnosis of all cases brought 
to notice, with the use of the hospital for the institution treat- 
ment of such cases only as cannot be reinstated in the com- 
munity by the simpler method of friendly oversight. The 
agents of the hospital confer with courts and probation officers 
upon individual cases, advising that the inebriate be sent to 
Norfolk directly, or placed on probation on condition that he 
go there for treatment, or required to report while on proba- 
tion to the agent at some one of the 28 branch offices that have 
been now established. 

This process reduces waste in the item of needless hospital 
care, a source of great social loss in all public systems of insti- 
tution treatment. It reduces social and economic loss to the 
patient and his dependents in every case where it finds friendly 
help in the inebriate's own home a sufficient means of meeting 
the problem. Most important of all, perhaps, it serves to knit 
together into a more intelligent system the elements of courts, 
probation officers and other charitable and correctional agencies. 

Through the course taken by the trustees, Massachusetts is 



38 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

in a way to develop a system of dealing with inebriety more 
rational and more effective than we have ever approached 
hitherto, and better than can be found elsewhere. 

Out of an appropriation of $139,794.55, a total of $135,297.81 
was expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of the 
amount expended, $53,634.04 was for salaries, wages and labor; 
all other expenses, $81,663.77. Weekly per capita cost of 
maintenance, computed on expenses less sales and refunds from 
maintenance, $15,254. 

Total receipts from all sources other than the State treasury, 
$2,586.97. Net cost of maintenance to the Commonwealth, 
$132,710.84. Ratio of daily average number of persons em- 
ployed to daily average number of inmates, 1 to 2.2. The 
trustees estimate that $151,575 will be necessary for mainte- 
nance in 1918. (See table, pages 25, 26.) For detailed analysis 
of receipts and expenditures, see pages 72-92. 

The trustees request no special appropriations for the coming 
year. 

THE STATE TRAINING SCHOOLS. 

The Lyman School for Boys at Westborough, the Industrial 
School for Boys at Shirley, and the Industrial School for Girls 
at Lancaster are the three industrial schools provided by the 
State for juvenile delinquents. They are administered by a 
single Board of Trustees known as the Trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts Training Schools, with offices at the State House, 
Boston. 

Boys under fifteen years of age may be committed to the 
Lyman School, and under eighteen years of age to the school at 
Shirley. Girls under seventeen go to the institution at Lan- 
caster. All persons committed remain under the control of the 
trustees during minority. For greater efficiency in administra- 
tion, the Lyman school cares for boys under fifteen, while those 
over that age go to Shirley. 

The total number of persons under care in these three insti- 
tutions during the year was 2,453. Of these, 1,332 were boys 
under fifteen, all at Lyman school, 557 were boys fifteen and 
over, at Shirley, and 564 were girls under seventeen, cared for 
at Lancaster. 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 39 

In the three schools there were, at the beginning of the year, 
941 inmates, namely, 655 boys and 286 girls. One thousand 
five hundred and twelve were received during the year, and 
1,387 went out either by discharge or upon parole, viz., 1,151 
boys and 236 girls, leaving 1,066 on November 30, 1917. 

This year, in marked contrast to the decline in numbers 
shown in 1916, records the high mark in numbers of inmates 
under care. Shirley, for the older boys, shows the influence of 
improved labor conditions. Like the Reformatory at Concord, 
the industrial school numbers have fallen considerably since 
the beginning of the year. But Lyman and Lancaster are both 
overcrowded. 

The combined appropriations for the maintenance of the 
three schools totaled $329,476.39, including amounts for tem- 
porary salary increases. On this account $333,038.27 was ex- 
pended. Subtracting all receipts from sources other than the 
State treasury, the net cost of maintenance to the Common- 
wealth was $332,138.46. Details of administration and cost 
are considered under each school separately, as follows : — 

Lyman School for Boys, Westborough. 

Charles A. Keeler, Superintendent. 

Total valuation of plant, real and personal, $547,666.17. 
Normal capacity, 413. Value per unit of capacity, $1,326.07. 

Provides custodial care and industrial training for delinquent 
boys under fifteen years of age. Cottage plan. 

During the year 1,332 cases have been under care, represent- 
ing 860 separate individuals. This total number of cases is 211 
more than in 1916 and 180 more than in 1915. The number in 
the school at the beginning of the year was 441; admissions 
numbered 891; discharges, 838; remainder at the close of the 
year, 494. The daily average number of inmates was 467.68, — 
19 more than in 1916. At one time during the year there were 
504 boys in residence. 

The list of causes of admission in the 891 cases received dur- 
ing the year was as follows: assault, 7; breaking and entering, 
109; carrying firearms, 3; delinquent child, 52; larceny, 143; 
forgery, 1; returned or transferred from other institutions, not 



40 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

penal, 45; returned from place of parole or board, 279; running 
away, 3; transferred by the State Board of Charity, 29; stub- 
bornness, 31; setting fires, 1; vagrancy, 1; trespassing, 2; 
drunkenness, 1; violating rules of Hampden County Training 
School, 1; recommitted, 1; runaways recaptured, 176. Three 
hundred eighty-four of the foregoing cases were committed by 
the courts. Of this number, 251 had been arrested before and 
75 had been inmates of other institutions. Fourteen per cent 
were of American parentage, 48 per cent were of foreign par- 
entage, and 10 per cent were unknown. Forty-nine of these 
boys were foreign born, while 333 were born in the United 
States. 

Overcrowding at the Lyman school has created a critical con- 
dition which involves serious risks. With extra beds tucked in 
at numerous places; with corridors given over in some degree 
to uses other than mere passage way; with schoolrooms filled 
and refilled at increasingly frequent intervals, the fire hazard is 
greatly increased in spite of added vigilance. The institution 
has a maximum capacity of 430, with a normal bed capacity of 
413, yet at one time during the year there were 504 boys ac- 
tually resident in the school. 

In these days of declining prison population and of reduction 
in the number of misdemeanants throughout the community, 
there is a marked increase in juvenile delinquency, with this 
consequent overcrowding of the State's facilities for care. Ju- 
venile correction, difficult at all times, becomes by this circum- 
stance doubly hard to carry through effectively. Overcrowding 
of the institution, if continuous, means weaker discipline, re- 
duced individual contact with the boy, a poorer quality of 
academic and manual training and premature parole. This 
loss in effectiveness must in its turn complicate the problem of 
supervision of the child under placement. It must result in 
more failure; in more returns to the school; in a retardation of 
the character-building process which alone advances the child 
toward competent citizenship. 

The trustees in their predicament have asked repeatedly for 
additional accommodations. But at the same time they stand 
with the State Board of Charity in raising the question whether 
the Lyman school has not already reached its maximum of 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 41 

efficiency in the matter of size, and whether it is not expedient, 
therefore, to establish a third training school for delinquent 
boys. 

With an appropriation of $143,539 a total of $143,507.32 was 
expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of the 
amount expended, $54,034.79 was for salaries, wages and labor; 
all other expenses, $89,472.53. Weekly per capita cost of main- 
tenance, computed on expenses less sales and refunds from 
maintenance, $5,872. Total receipts from all sources other than 
the State treasury, $373.60. Net cost of maintenance to the 
Commonwealth, $143,133.72. Ratio of daily average number 
of persons employed to daily average number of inmates, 1 to 
5.1. The trustees estimate that $173,412, will be necessary for 
maintenance in 1918. (See table, pages 25, 26.) For detailed 
analysis of receipts and expenditures, see pages 72-92. 

The total expended out of appropriations for special purposes 
was $5,110.88. 

For the coming year the trustees submit the following esti- 
mates, with a request for special appropriations covering the 
same : — 

1. Purchase of the Bailey place, adjoining school . . . $5,700 00 

2. Fireproof record vault and fittings 1,825 00 

3. Changes in administration building 1,300 00 



$8,825 00 



Industrial School for Boys, Shirley. 
George P. Campbell, Superintendent. 

Total valuation of plant, real and personal, $378,509.46. 
Normal capacity of plant, 240. Value per unit of capacity, 
$1,577.12. 

Provides custodial care and industrial training for boys over 
fifteen and under twenty-one years of age. Only boys under 
eighteen may be admitted. 

During the year 557 cases have been cared for, representing 
507 separate individuals. This total number of cases is 95 less 
than in the preceding year. The number in the school at the 
beginning of the year was 214. Admissions numbered 343; 
discharges, 313; remainder at the close of the year, 244. The 



42 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

largest daily census was 324; the smallest, 271; daily average 
246.49. 

The list of causes of admission in the 343 cases received dur- 
ing the year was as follows: assault, 2; assault and battery, 3; 
attempt to commit rape and kindred offences, 4; breaking and 
entering, 26; breaking and entering and larceny, 58; drunk- 
enness, 1; disturbing the peace, 3; forgery, 1; indecent ex- 
posure, 2; manslaughter, 1; larceny, 115; returned after leave 
of absence, 8; ringing in false alarm of fire, 3; runaways, 8; 
receiving stolen property, 1; stubborn child, 37; trespass with 
intent to steal, 1; vagrancy, 3; returned from parole, 61; re- 
turned from institutions, not penal, 3; unlawfully carrying 
revolver, 1; violation of probation, 1. 

Two hundred and fifty-eight of the foregoing cases were com- 
mitted by the courts. Of the boys thus committed 183 had 
been arrested before and 31 had been inmates of other institu- 
tions. Thirty-one, or 17.6 per cent, were foreign born, while 
the remaining 227, or 82.8 per cent, were born in the United 
States. The average population of 246.49 exceeds the average 
of the preceding year by 25.79. 

In 1916 diphtheria was epidemic at this institution. Very 
great difficulty was met with in stamping out the disease. This 
year the trouble appeared again, but the process of immuniza- 
tion was followed out promptly, and isolation rigidly enforced, 
so that no substantial headway was made. This has been a 
most fortunate outcome, as the school is practically without 
hospital facilities. 

The much-needed administration house was nearing comple- 
tion at the close of the year, but due to labor troubles and the 
slow shipment of materials was not ready for occupancy. Com- 
plete use of the premises cannot be secured probably before 
spring. 

Out of an appropriation of $94,272.45, a total of $94,191.10 
was expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of the 
amount expended, $36,478.90 was for salaries, wages and labor; 
all other expenses, $57,712.20. Weekly per capita cost of 
maintenance, computed on expenses less sales and refunds from 
maintenance, $7,314. Total receipts from all sources other than 
the State treasury, $278.81. Net cost of maintenance to the 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 43 

Commonwealth, $93,912.29. Ratio of daily average number 
of persons employed to daily average number of inmates, 1 to 
4.1. The trustees estimate that $108,512 will be necessary for 
maintenance in 1918. (See table, pages 25, 26.) For detailed 
analysis of receipts and expenditures, see pages 72-92. 

For the coming year the trustees submit the following esti- 
mates, with a request for special appropriations covering the 
same: — 

1. New cottage for 30 boys and attendants .... $35,000 00 

2. Infirmary building 38,000 00 



$73,000 00 



The request for a hospital building represents a most urgent 
need. The existing provision for hospital care is a two-room 
structure capable under favorable conditions of housing 6 pa- 
tients. During the year there were 341 boys admitted to this 
hospital. With an average of more than 6 bed cases this build- 
ing cannot be expected to serve the purpose. It is located in 
the center of the institution group, so that isolation is difficult 
if not impossible. During the diphtheria epidemic in 1916 its 
use was out of the question. As an alternative three cottages 
were used to classify and quarantine the positive cases. The 
infirmary building is unfit for hospital use. The institution 
group is now about 250, and some further provision is therefore 
imperative. The State Board of Charity approves the fore- 
going estimates. 

Industrial School for Girls, Lancaster. 
Amy F. Everall, Superintendent. 

Total valuation of plant, real and personal, $447,054.24. 
Normal capacity of plant, 299. Value per unit of capacity, 
$1,495.16. 

Founded 1854 as a private institution. Taken over by the 
State in 1856. 

Provides custodial care and industrial training for delinquent 
girls under twenty-one years of age. 

During the year 564 cases have been under care. This total 
is 45 more than in 1916 and 48 more than in 1915. The num- 



44 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

ber in the school at the beginning of the year was 286; admis- 
sions during the year, 278; discharged, including all persons 
going out of the school, 236; remaining November 30, 1917, 
328. The largest daily census was 335; smallest, 286; daily 
average, 306. 

The list of causes of admission in the 278 cases received at 
the school during the year was as follows: committed, 155, — 
a delinquent child, 19; breaking and entering, 2; breaking and 
entering and larceny and assault and battery, 1; common 
nightwalker, 1; fornication, 10; idle and disorderly, 2; idle, 
vagrant and vicious, 3; larceny, 13; leading an idle and vicious 
life, 3; lewdness, 11; lewd and lascivious person, 1; lewd and 
lascivious cohabitation, 1; lewd, wanton and lascivious person, 
5; runaway, 9; stubbornness, 30; stubborn child, 36; stub- 
born and disobedient child, 4; wayward, 2; vagrancy, 2. 

Returned to the school, 123, — for a visit, 41; from visit, 1, 
on account of illness, 7; for rest, 1; from hospital, 10; from 
observation in hospital for insane, 1; from temporary place, 
4; from witnessing at court, 4; unsatisfactory in place, 2; 
for further training, 4; larceny, 1; running away, 16; immoral 
while a runaway, 18; question of immorality while a runaway; 
1; planning to run away, 1; in danger of running away, 1, 
immoral conduct, 3; in danger of immoral conduct, 7. 

Of the 236 girls discharged or released during the year 22 
were released on parole to parents or relatives; on parole to 
parents or relatives to attend school, 2; on parole to other 
families to attend school, being boarded, 1; on parole to 
other families to attend school, earning wages, 4; on parole to 
other families to attend school, earning board, 5; on parole 
to other families for wages, 107; to temporary place, 4; for 
a rest at the school, 1; for a visit home, 1; from a visit to 
the school, 41; ran away from Industrial School, 10; trans- 
ferred to hospitals, 26; to hospital for insane for observation, 
1; transferred to Reformatory for Women, 5; became of age, 
1; to witness at court, 4; discharged as unfit subject, 1. 

This institution like Lyman school shows a sharp increase in 
the number of new commitments during the year. The average 
number of inmates is now considerably above the normal 
capacity of the plant. A survey of commitments for the past 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 45 

decade shows great fluctuation in the years 1908 to 1913, with 
a rapid decline from that year to 1915, after which numbers 
have risen again, until in the year just closed the total num- 
ber of inmates cared for has exceeded the high level of 1913, and 
the average number of girls in residence throughout the year 
has come within two of the highest averages in the history of 
the school. Further increases must mean extra pressure upon 
the parole system to place girls in the community. 

With an appropriation of $91,664.94/ a total of $95,339.85 
was expended for the maintenance of this institution, causing a 
deficiency of $3,674.91. Of the amount expended, $39,045.34 
was for salaries, wages and labor; all other expenses, $56,294.51. 
Weekly per capita cost of maintenance, computed on expenses 
less sales and refunds from maintenance, $5,955. Total receipts 
from all sources other than the State treasury, $247.40. Net 
cost of maintenance to the Commonwealth, $95,092.45. Ratio 
of daily average number of persons employed to daily average 
number of inmates, 1 to 4.3. The trustees estimate that 
$107,045 will be necessary for maintenance in 1918. (See 
table, pages 25, 26.) For detailed analysis of receipts and ex- 
penditures, see pages 72-92. 

The trustees ask this year for special appropriations to cover 
two minor improvements, as follows: — 

1. A wagon shed $900 00 

2. An ice house 700 00 



$1,600 00 

Massachusetts Hospital School. 
John E. Fish, M.D., Superintendent. 

Opened December 1, 1907. Total valuation of plant, real and 
personal, $388,612.30. Normal capacity of plant, 302. Value 
per unit of capacity, $1,286.80. 

Provides care and schooling for crippled and deformed chil- 
dren. Crippled and deformed children of the Commonwealth 
between ages of five and fifteen and mentally competent to at- 
tend the public schools are eligible for admission. 

1 Includes $579.94 as per chapter 323, General Acts of 1917. 



46 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

There were 357 cases under care during the year. This total 
is 25 more than in 1916 and 42 more than in 1915. 

On December 1, 1916, there were 271 children, namely, 158 
boys and 113 girls, in the school. Eighty-six were admitted and 
75 discharged during the year. The maximum number at any 
one time was 291, the minimum, 206, and the daily average, 
272.98, — an increase of 11.46 over the preceding year. Two 
hundred eighty-two remained in residence at the close of the 
year. 

The school is now practically full. Since the beginning of the 
enterprise 720 children have been received. Of the total, 357 
children were under care at some time during the year just 
closed. Of all the cases treated since opening, 285 had tuber- 
culosis in some form and 177 had deformities following infantile 
paralysis. Seventy-seven per cent of all cases received in 1917 
were suffering from the results of one or the other of these two 
diseases. 

Each year's experience shows the vital need of trained follow- 
up work with discharged children. By that process the ad- 
mirable results gained in the institution may be retained and 
increased. Blind discharge may by good fortune work no set- 
back for the child in the average case, but it must tend to 
jeopardize the progress already made toward self-support and 
independence. The high efficiency of this institution should be 
further increased by the addition of a trained field worker to 
the staff. 

Again this year the State Board of Charity, with the con- 
currence of the trustees, is recommending an extension of the 
hospital to include the temporary care of sick State wards. 
This, it is believed, will solve a costly and distressing problem 
of classification at the State Infirmary, and at the same time 
will provide for this large and rapidly increasing group of un- 
fortunates a certainty and a continuity in skillful treatment 
which present arrangements cannot in the nature of things 
supply. 

The new west wing for the administration building was com- 
pleted in February, and now affords increased office quarters 
and better housing for the superintendent. The new ice house 
was completed early enough in the year to receive a year's 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 47 

supply of ice. Work on the poultry houses, which were a part 
of this latter authorization, is still in progress. 

Out of an appropriation of $96,710, a total of $93,125.27 was 
expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of the 
amount expended, $39,598.71 was for salaries, wages and labor; 
all other expenses, $53,526.56. Weekly per capita cost of main- 
tenance, computed on expenses less sales and refunds from 
maintenance, $6,532. Total receipts from all sources other than 
the State treasury, $42,582.06. Net cost of maintenance to the 
Commonwealth, $50,543.21. Ratio of daily average number of 
persons employed to daily average number of inmates, 1 to 3.6 
The trustees estimate the sum of $120,072 for maintenance in 
1918. (See table, pages 25, 26.) For detailed analysis of re- 
ceipts and expenditures, see pages 72-92. The trustees this 
year repeat their request for additional land, $15,000. 

THE STATE TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIA. 

The Board's supervision of tuberculosis hospitals covers the 
Rutland, Lakeville, North Reading and W r estfield State sana- 
toria, and the tuberculosis wards at the State Infirmary. The 
four separate institutions are administered by one Board, the 
Trustees of Hospitals for Consumptives. 

During the year these four institutions treated 2,392 cases, 
with a combined normal capacity of about 1,023 patients, and 
a daily average population of 1,077. 

Of the total number cared for, 1,069 were in residence at the 
beginning of the year. The 1,323 admissions during the year 
were offset by the 1,311 discharges, leaving 1,081 on November 
30, 1917. 

Of the 1,323 cases admitted, 236 were classed as incipient; 
545 as moderately advanced; 522 as advanced; 6 as non- 
tubercular; and 14 as undetermined. Seven hundred fifty- 
eight were males; 565 females. 

The discharges were classified as follows: disease arrested, 96; 
apparently arrested, 214; condition improved, 306; condition 
not improved, 227; quiescent, 149; non-tubercular, 8; died, 
189; unclassified because of shortness of stay, 122. Thus 616, 
or 47 per cent, of all the discharged cases that were classified 
were sent away either with the disease apparently arrested or 



48 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

with condition improved. The corresponding percentage for 
last year was 51. 

Constant lengthening of the period of stay has gone on since 
1912 in spite of the fact that advanced cases have been received 
in increasing numbers. In 1912 the average length of stay was 
186.25 days; in 1913 it was 218.5; in 1914 it was 223.25; in 
1915 it was 244.25; in 1916 it had reached 255.9; and in 1917 
it was 287. At the same time that the opportunity for treat- 
ment and special instruction in self-care has been increased by 
the longer period of stay, the trustees have pursued their 
efforts in the field of after-care, following the patients into their 
homes, and seeking by friendly advice to aid them in the pro- 
tection of their households and the public from infection. This 
work has been experimental hitherto, but may be said to be 
established now as a proper and necessary instrument for 
rendering the work of the institutions more effective. 

A special study of 1,056 patients after discharge from the 
State sanatoria in the period from May, 1913, to May, 1914, 
showed on first visit, which was made in all cases within three 
months of the date of discharge, that 28 per cent were in good 
condition; 50 per cent were known to be living; 11 per cent 
were known to have died; and 9 per cent had disappeared. 
Seventeen per cent had been incipient when admitted to the 
sanatoria; 36 per cent moderately advanced; and 46 per cent 
far advanced. 

Visited again in 1916, 29 per cent were found to be in good 
condition and at work; 11 per cent were known to be living; 
45 per cent were known to have died; and 13 per cent had dis- 
appeared. 

Of the 312 found in good condition, 35 per cent had gone into 
the sanatoria as incipient; 43 per cent as moderately advanced; 
and 22 per cent as far advanced. The same group left the 
sanatoria classified as 58 per cent quiescent or arrested and 30 
per cent improved. 

This has been a year of marked progress in the upbuilding of 
the system by which tuberculosis is to be combated. Chapter 
286 of the General Acts of 1916 authorized the construction of 
county hospitals for tuberculous patients. Hampshire County 
has an institution already in operation. The new plant for 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 49 

Barnstable is at the point of opening. Other counties are 
ready with their plans, and in some cases have locations chosen 
and work under way. 

This step in the program reaches into the smaller communities 
that are not able independently to maintain tuberculosis hospi- 
tals. Added to the 17 municipal hospitals for this sort of care 
they provide formidable equipment against the disease. 

As the trustees point out, the one gap now remaining is some 
provision for the custody, care and treatment of the consump- 
tive who is not amenable to institution regulations, and who dis- 
regards required precautions against spreading the disease. A 
very high percentage of all public distress which requires poor 
relief is due to this one disease; it is the great menace to the 
public health; and the citizen who refuses to take reasonable 
precautions against spreading his plague thereby forfeits his 
right to independent action. In defence of the public the 
government must enforce those reasonable precautions whether 
he wills it so or not. 

Separate report is not made upon the tuberculosis depart- 
ment of the State Infirmary. It is considered under the general 
heading of the State Infirmary, at page 30 ante. The four 
sanatoria follow. 

Rutland State Sanatorium, Rutland. 

Elliott Washburn, M.D., Superintendent. 1 

Opened in 1898. Total valuation of plant, real and personal, 
$608,560.36. Normal capacity of plant, 354. Value per unit of 
capacity, $1,719.09. 

Provides hospital care and treatment for persons afflicted with 
pulmonary tuberculosis. 

During the year 783 patients have been under care. This 
total is 34 less than in 1916, and 104 less than in 1915. Of the 
whole number, 352 were in residence at the beginning of the 
year. The remaining 431 were admitted under the following 
classification, based upon the ascertained progress of the disease : 

1 Dr. Washburn resigned September 1, 1917, to undertake an important service in Kansas 
City. He was succeeded by Ernest B. Emerson, M.D., who took charge October 15, 1917. Dr. 
Emerson comes to the sanatorium from the Bridgewater State Hospital, where he has been medical 
director for the past six years. 



50 • STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

incipient, 176, or 40.83 per cent; moderately advanced, 189, or 
43.85 per cent; far advanced, 56, or 12.99 per cent; found to 
be non-tubercular, 6, or 1.39 per cent; and 4 not classified, or 
.93 per cent. Of the new cases males numbered 229; females, 
202. Number of patients at the close of the year. 346. 

The discharges numbered 437, namely, 229 males and 208 
females, classified according to conditions, as follows: disease 
arrested, 86, or 19.7 per cent; apparently arrested, 83, or 19 
per cent; improved, 60, or 13.7 per cent; not improved, 80, or 
18.3 per cent; non-tubercular, 6; died, 27, or 6.1 per cent; 
quiescent, 69, or 15.8 per cent; unclassified, 26, or 5.9 per cent. 

The average daily census was 350. The largest daily census 
was 355; the smallest, 341. The average for 1916 was 348. 
Average duration of stay of patients for 1917, ten months and 
twelve days. The corresponding average for 1916 was eight 
months and twenty days. 

With an appropriation of $211,685.75, 1 a total of $248,580.23 2 
was expended for the maintenance of this institution, causing a 
deficiency of $36,894.48. Of the amount expended, $79,302.84 
was for salaries, wages and labor; all other expenses, $169,- 
277.39. Weekly per capita cost of maintenance, computed on 
expenses less sales and refunds from maintenance, $13,428. 
Total receipts from all sources other than the State treasury, 
$61,135.47. Net cost of maintenance to the Commonwealth, 
$187,444.76. Ratio of daily average number of persons em- 
ployed to daily average number of inmates, 1 to 1.78. The 
trustees estimate the sum of $306,100 for maintenance in 1918. 
(See table, pages 25-26.) For detailed analysis of receipts and 
expenditures, see pages 72-92. 

A series of unskillful purchases of supplies and a degree of 
laxness in administration in the first nine months of the year 
served, together with the increasing cost of materials, labor and 
all institution supplies, to bring about a heavy deficit in the 
year's operations. Careful examination of the financial condi- 
tion of the hospital, beginning in September, was made by this 
department and the Supervisor of Administration with the help 
of the new superintendent and the trustees, with the result that 

1 Includes $685.75 allowed for temporary increase in salaries (see chapter 323, General Acts of 
1917). 

2 Balance from extraordinary expenses, and a deficiency. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 51 

such changes in the staff organization have been effected as will 
reduce to a minimum the likelihood of a repetition of this de- 
ficiency. 

The trustees submit the following estimates for the coming 
year, with a request for special appropriations covering the 
same : — 

1. Prison labor (reclaiming farm land) $5,000 00 

2. Building and equipping kitchen, service and storehouse 

building 73,000 00 

3. Installation of fireproof vault 3,000 00 

4. Pavilion for housing employees 6,000 00 



$87,000 00 



The central kitchen has become a vital necessity to this insti- 
tution. Present storage is inadequate. The kitchen is located 
in a dark basement much overcrowded. There are four serving 
rooms and four dish-washing rooms where true economy dictates 
a single central unit. The present condition of things is due to 
constant growth of needs with a constant effort to meet them 
somehow without requiring new construction. The time is now 
here when such new construction cannot be further delayed. 
The State Board of Charity approves all estimates. 

North Reading State Sanatorium, North Reading. 
Carl C. MacCorison, M.D., Superintendent. 

Opened September 22, 1909. Total valuation of plant, real 
and personal, $215,955.27. Normal capacity of plant, 194. 
Value per unit of capacity, $1,113.17. 

Provides hospital care and treatment for persons afflicted 
with pulmonary tuberculosis. 

During the year 487 patients have been under care. Of this 
number, 200 were in residence at the beginning of the year. 
The remaining 287 were admitted under the following classifica- 
tion, based upon the ascertained progress of the disease: incip- 
ient, 12, or 4.10 per cent; moderately advanced, 137, or 47.73 
per cent; advanced, 136, or 47.38 per cent; and 2, or .69 per 
cent, not determined. Sex of patients admitted: males, 166; 



52 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

females, 121. There has been a daily average of 78.75 bed 
cases, — approximately 40 per cent of the daily population. 

The discharges numbered 286, namely, 163 males and 123 
females, classified according to condition, as follows: disease 
arrested, 9, or 3.1 per cent; apparently arrested, 12, or 4.1 per 
cent; improved, 86, or 30 per cent; quiescent, 30, or 10.5 per 
cent; unimproved, 60, or 21 per cent; nontubercular, 2, or .7 
per cent; died, 49, or 17.1 per cent; unclassified because of 
shortness of stay, 38, or 13.3 per cent. Of the patients dis- 
charged the average duration of residence in the sanatorium was 
two hundred twenty-nine days, as opposed to two hundred 
forty days for the preceding year. Number of patients at the 
end of the year, 201. 

The largest daily census was 206; the smallest, 193; average, 
199.47. The average for 1916 was 200.34, and for 1915, 198.33. 

Thirty-nine cases have been supported from private funds; 
245 cases by cities and towns; 132 cases entirely by the State; 
and 4 private cases have later become either town or State 
charges. 

Out of an appropriation of $111,500, a total of $110,784.69 
was expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of the 
amount expended, $42,984.95 was for salaries, wages and labor; 
all other expenses, $67,799.74. Weekly per capita cost of main- 
tenance, computed on expenses less sales and refunds from 
maintenance, $10,528. Total receipts from all sources other 
than the State treasury, $27,303.72. Net cost of maintenance 
to the Commonwealth, $83,480.97. Ratio of daily average 
number of persons employed to daily average number of in- 
mates, 1 to 2.43. For detailed analysis of receipts and expendi- 
tures, see pages 72-92. Th,e trustees estimate the sum of $122,- 
559.76 for maintenance in 1918. (See tables, pages 25-26.) 

The trustees request special appropriations to cover the fol- 
lowing recommendations : — 

1. Buildings to accommodate superintendent, medical staff, 

night nurses and business offices $75,104 19 

2. Hospital buildings 76,269 47 

3. Installation of fire-protective system 18,057 10 

$169,430 76 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 53 

The overcrowding of the hospital quarters has reached a 
point where the daily census must be reduced or the facilities 
must be extended. There must be a reduction in the number 
of bed cases or there must be more beds. A new hospital 
building has therefore become a necessity, in view of the con- 
stant pressure of a long waiting list of prospective patients. 

Due partly to the increased need of nurses and attendants 
caused by this contemplated expansion, and partly to the ex- 
cessive overcrowding in the present employees' quarters, an 
addition is required to provide more housing for the staff. 
The most economical method of doing this is to build a proper 
administration building and combine its use with the present 
administration house for the accommodation of the staff. The 
State Board of Charity approves these estimates. 

The pipe line asked for as a fire-prevention measure would 
afford safety from a danger that is imminent at this institution. 
Buildings are of wood, situated in a pine grove. 

Lakeville State Sanatorium, Lakeville. 

Sumner Coolidge, M.D., Superintendent. 

Opened January 5, 1910. Total valuation of plant, real and 
personal, $258,321.83. Normal capacity of plant, 246. Value 
per unit of capacity, $1,050.08. 

Provides hospital care and treatment for persons afflicted with 
pulmonary tuberculosis. During the year 649 cases have been 
under care. This total number of cases is 36 less than in 1916, 
and 53 less than in 1915. Of the whole number, 251 were in 
residence at the beginning of the year. The remaining 398 
cases were admitted under the following classification, based 
upon the ascertained progress of the disease: incipient, 2, or 
less than one-half per cent; moderately advanced, 146, or 37 
per cent; advanced, 242, or 61 per cent; not considered, 8. 
Males numbered 234; females, 144. 

The discharged cases numbered 378, namely, 240 males and 
138 females, classified according to condition, as follows: disease 
arrested, 1; improved, 135, or 36 per cent; quiescent, 15, or 4 
per cent; not improved, 58, or 15 per cent; died, 83, or 22 per 
cent; apparently arrested, 37, or 10 per cent; unclassified be- 



54 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

cause of shortness of stay, 49, or 13 per cent. Two hundred 
seventy-one remained on November 30. 

Daily average number of patients was 263.45. The largest 
daily number was 280; the smallest, 241. The average for 1916 
was 263. Average duration of stay of the 378 discharged 
patients, 230.5 days. The corresponding average for 1916 was 
176.9 days. 

Of the total number of cases cared for during the year 8.7 per 
cent were supported from private funds; 53 per cent were 
supported from municipalities; 28 per cent were supported by 
the Commonwealth; 10 per cent were cases whose settlements 
were unknown. 

With an appropriation of $141,920, a total of $141,919.76 was 
expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of the 
amount expended, $59,472.86 was for salaries, wages and labor; 
all other expenses, $82,446.90. Weekly per capita cost of main- 
tenance, computed on expenses less sales and refunds from 
maintenance, $10,228. Total receipts from all sources other 
than the State treasury, $36,363.47. Net cost of maintenance 
to the Commonwealth, $105,556.29. Ratio of daily average 
number of persons employed to daily average number of in- 
mates, 1 to 2.5. The trustees estimate the sum of $175,086.55 
for maintenance in 1918. (See table, pages 25-26.) For detailed 
analysis of receipts and expenditures, see pages 72-92. 

For the coming year the trustees request the following special 
appropriations : — 

1. Addition to power plant and laundry: — 

Addition to building $15,840 00 

1 72-inch horizontal return tubular boiler . 2,910 00 

Setting same 1,140 00 

10-ton refrigerating engine .... 4,320 00 

Connecting new boiler 2,789 00 

Addition to laundry 6,180 00 

Contingencies 1,200 00 

Architect's fees 6 per cent .... 2,062 74 

$36,441 74 

2. Pavilion for 20 patients 3,600 00 

3. Pavilion for 10 ex-patient employees 2,500 00 

4. Pavilion for 6 female patients 2,000 00 

5. Storehouse 6,000 00 

$50,541 74 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 55 

Enlargement of the power and service units has become neces- 
sary through normal growth of the plant and through deteriora- 
tion of existing machinery, so that it is no longer safe to run 
without sufficient additional heat and power to provide a dupli- 
cate unit in case of breakdown. There is at the present time a 
lack of sufficient capacity in the boiler room and in the laundry 
to meet daily demands. 

The proposed pavilion would furnish care the year round for 
20 patients, which number is at the present time cared for only 
in the summer months in tents, and must be turned away dur- 
ing the cold weather. 

The pavilion for ex-patients seeks to make possible the reten- 
tion of discharged cases under hospital supervision. The esti- 
mates are approved. 



Westfield State Sanatokium, Westfield. 
Henry D. Chad wick, M.D., Superintendent. 

Opened February 16, 1910. Total valuation of plant, real 
and personal, $271,704.85. Normal capacity of plant, 229. 
Value per unit of capacity, $1,186.48. 

Provides hospital care and treatment for persons afflicted 
with pulmonary tuberculosis. 

During the year 473 cases have been under care. This total 
is 77 less than in 1916, and 109 less than in 1915. Of the whole 
number, 266 were in residence at the beginning of the year. 
The remaining 207 cases were admitted under the following 
classification, based upon the ascertained progress of the disease: 
incipient, 46, or 22 per cent; moderately advanced, 73, or 35 
per cent; advanced, 88, or 43 per cent. All the incipient except 
one and most of the moderately advanced cases were children. 
Only 72 patients over twenty years old were admitted. Of the 
new cases, males numbered 109; females, 98. A daily average 
of 78.39 were bed patients. 

The discharged cases numbered 210, namely, 111 males and 
99 females, classified according to condition, as follows: disease 
apparently arrested, 82, or 39 per cent; quiescent, 35, or 17 per 
cent; improved, 25, or 12 per cent; not improved, 29, or 14 per 
cent; died, 30, or 14 per cent; unclassified because of shortness 



56 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

of stay, 9, or 4 per cent. There was a decrease in deaths of 25 
per cent from last year, and is the lowest rate since the sana- 
torium opened. Fourteen of these 30 patients died within six 
months after admission. 

The daily average number of patients was 265. The largest 
daily number was 271; the smallest, 257. The average for 1916 
was 263.78. Average duration of stay of patients, three hun- 
dred seventy-six days. The corresponding average for 1916 
was three hundred thirty-eight days. 

Of the 207 admissions, 23 paid their own board, 121 were 
supported by cities and towns, 55 were State charges, and the 
status of 8 has not yet been determined. 

With an appropriation of $150,692 1 a total of $150,671.85 was 
expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of the 
amount expended, $57,298.36 was for salaries, wages and labor; 
all other expenses, $93,373.49. Weekly per capita cost of main- 
tenance, computed on expenses less sales and refunds from 
maintenance, $10,706. Total receipts from all sources other 
than the State treasury, $46,920.52. Net cost of maintenance 
to the Commonwealth, $103,751.33. Ratio of daily average 
number of persons employed to daily average number of in- 
mates, 1 to 2.6. The trustees estimate the sum of $173,833.70 
for maintenance in 1918. (See table, pages 25-26.) For detailed 
analysis of receipts and expenditures, see pages 72-92. 

The school has had a total enrolment of 229, which is a sub- 
stantial increase over 162, the enrolment of the preceding year. 

In comparing the per capita cost of the sanatorium it should 
be borne in mind that the maintenance of this school adds 35 
cents to the weekly cost per patient at Westfield. This item of 
expense does not enter into the maintenance of the other sana- 
toria. 

The construction of 8 filter beds, under the item of "sewage 
filtration beds" in the list of special appropriations, has been 
completed. With the assistance of the State Department of 
Health the work has been carried on successfully and a saving 
made to the Commonwealth. 

This year the trustees ask special appropriations for the fol- 
lowing purposes : — 

1 Includes $353 for temporary increase in salaries (see chapter 323, General Acts of 1917). 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 57 

1. Dormitory for ex-patient employees $10,000 00 

2. Garage 3,500 00 

3. Water tank and hydrants 3,000 00 

4. Purchase of land . . . . • . . . . • • 1,500 00 

5. Fireproof vault 2,500 00 

$20,500 00 

The dormitory for ex-patient employees meets a need now 
critical. The housing of employees who are ex-patients has long 
been a problem at the State sanatoria. No adequate provision 
exists at Westfleld, and should be supplied, considering the ad- 
visability of retaining this class of help. In line with this 
needed expansion comes a demand for more room for the em- 
ployees generally. This could be provided by the construction 
of a dormitory in addition to the one asked for this year, but 
the same end appears to be most economically attained by 
taking the superintendent's suite in the administration building 
for this use and housing the superintendent in a separate 
cottage. 

PENIKESE HOSPITAL, PENIKESE ISLAND. 
Frank H. Parker, M.D., Superintendent. 

Opened November 17, 1905. This institution is administered 
directly by the Board. Total valuation of plant, $144,340.88. 
Normal capacity, 19. Value per unit of capacity, $7,596.88. 

Provides hospital care and treatment for persons afflicted with 
leprosy. 

During the year 12 patients have been under care. This 
total is 1 less than last year and 2 less than in 1915. Nine of 
the patients cared for were in residence at the beginning of the 
year. Three were admitted and 1 died,, leaving 1 1 on November 
30, 1917. 

Of the patients remaining at the close of the year 8 were suffer- 
ing from the disease in the tubercular form, 2 in the anaesthetic 
and 1 mixed. The average age of the patients was 38+ years; 
4 were married; 2 were widows; 3 of the total were females. 
All save one were of foreign race and nationality. The races or 
places of origin represented were as follows: American, 1; 
Chinese, 2; Greek, 1; Hebrew, 1; Italian, 1; Portuguese, 2; 
Russian, 1; Syrian, 1; Turk, 1. 



58 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The first of the three patients admitted (Case 33) is a 
Hebrew, twenty-eight years old, single, born in Constantinople, 
an active young man showing slight external evidence of the 
disease. He came to the United States in the summer of 1913, 
since which date he had spent some two years in Mexico and 
Central America. He is suffering from the disease in the 
anaesthetic form. Admitted May 20, 1917. 

The second of the new patients (Case 34) is a young man, 
single, aged twenty-one, a Syrian, born in Jerusalem. He came 
to the United States in May, 1914, since which time he has 
drifted from city to city, chiefly in Pennsylvania, New Jersey 
and New York. He was admitted May 23, from Springfield. 
Though he exhibited many typical symptoms of the tubercular 
form of the disease, his general health appeared excellent. 

The third patient to be admitted during the year (Case 35) 
is an American, a widow, sixty years old. She was born in 
Florida and has lived there all her life. She shows well- 
developed symptoms of the tubercular type. Admitted July 
24. 

The patient (Case 9) who died was a charter member of the 
institution, having been removed to the island on the day of 
opening, November 17, 1905. Death occurred October 23, 
1917, from oedema of the glottis, leprosy contributory. 

The year has shown but slight variations in the condition of 
the patients. As in former years, the greatest single agencies in 
the treatment are fresh air, cleanliness and adequate nourish- 
ment. Several patients have responded favorably to the use of 
chaulmoogra oil, one in particular showing marked improve- 
ment. The superintendent has been obliged to minister in 
person to the medical needs of all the patients, as he has been 
deprived of the assistance of the resident physician, who is in 
the Federal military service. 

Great anxiety for the welfare of the island population has 
been caused by the serious water shortage which has prevailed 
throughout the greater part of the year. On December 6, at a 
time when normally there should have been a fair reserve of 
fresh water on hand, the entire supply did not exceed 15,000 
gallons, and the pumps would lose suction after a half hour's 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 59 

run. The margin was slightly increased through January and 
February, but the use of fresh water was still limited to two 
hours a day, and no baths were permitted except in salt water. 
The highest point reached was at the end of March, when the 
reservoir contained about 45,000 gallons. By the end of July 
this had fallen to 20,000, with very little flowing into the 
wells. 

In August the State Department of Health, at the request of 
the Board, made an examination of the Penikese water supply, 
and found that the only hope of an adequate supply lay through 
finding new sources of surface water. They accordingly recom- 
mended exploration in the ravine near the neck. This was done 
by the sinking of a small well. The inflow proved large and of 
acceptable quality. This well is some distance from the reser- 
voir, and will necessitate considerable expense for piping, but it 
will provide a necessity, the shortage of which has at all times 
hampered the operations of this hospital. The Board this year 
asks the sum of $2,500 for the construction of a second well in 
this new location, and for piping sufficient to connect the same 
to the institution supply. 

As early as 1904 the State Board of Charity has sought to 
interest Federal authorities in the advisability of Federal care 
and treatment of all lepers found in the United States. The 
equitable basis for this view is that leprosy in this country has 
always shown itself to be a by-product of immigration. Further- 
more, it is obvious that a centrally developed system of care 
and treatment by the Federal government, with a background 
of long experience in the care of lepers in Hawaii and the 
Philippines, must certainly be more effective and more econom- 
ical than occasional and temporary care provided by local State 
authorities, driven thereto by clamorous and inconsiderate 
public opinion. 

Many other States have joined Massachusetts in advocating 
this step, until, in February, 1917, the 64th Congress enacted a 
law providing for Federal assumption of this burden. The act 
is as follows : — 



60 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



An Act to provide for the Care and Treatment of 
Persons afflicted with Leprosy and to prevent the 
Spread of Leprosy in the United States. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for 
the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act the Secre- 
tary of the Treasury is authorized to select and obtain, by 
purchase or otherwise, a site suitable for the establishment of a 
home for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with leprosy, 
to be administered by the United States Public Health Service; 
and either the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the 
Secretary of the Interior, or the Secretary of Agriculture is 
authorized to transfer to the Secretary of the Treasury any 
abandoned military, naval, or other reservation suitable for the 
purpose, or as much thereof as may be necessary, with all build- 
ings and improvements thereon, to be used for the purpose of 
said home. 

Sec. 2. That there shall be received into said home, under 
regulations prepared by the Surgeon General of the Public Health 
Service, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, any 
person afflicted with leprosy who presents himself or herself for 
care, detention, and treatment, or who may be apprehended 
under authority of the United States quarantine Acts, or any 
person afflicted with leprosy duly consigned to said home by the 
proper health authorities of any State, Territory, or the District 
of Columbia. The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service 
is authorized, upon request of said authorities, to send for any 
person afflicted with leprosy within their respective jurisdictions, 
and to convey said person to such home for detention and treat- 
ment, and when the transportation of any such person is under- 
taken for the protection of the public health, the expense of such 
removal shall be paid from funds set aside for the maintenance of 
said home. 

Sec 3. That regulations shall be prepared by the Surgeon 
General of the Public Health Service, with the approval of the 
Secretary of the Treasury, for the government and administra- 
tion of said home and for the apprehension, detention, treatment, 
and release of all persons who are inmates thereof. 

Sec 4. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is 
hereby, authorized to cause the erection upon such site of suitable 
and necessary buildings for the purposes of this Act at a cost not 
to exceed the sum herein appropriated for such purpose. 

Sec 5. That when any commissioned or other officer of the 
Public Health Service is detailed for duty at the home herein 
provided for he shall receive, in addition to the pay and allow- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 61 

ances of his grade, one-half the pay of said grade and such allow- 
ances as may be provided by the Surgeon General of the Public 
Health Service, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treas- 
ury. 

Sec. 6. That for the purposes of carrying out the provisions 
of this Act there is hereby appropriated, from any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $250,000, or as 
much thereof as may be necessary, for the preparation of said 
home, including the erection of necessary buildings, the mainte- 
nance of the patients, pay and maintenance of necessary officers 
and employees, until June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen. 

Approved, February 3, 1917. 

The Board therefore looks forward to the time when it may 
inform the Legislature that the expensive task of isolating and 
caring for lepers has been removed from the shoulders of this 
Commonwealth. As to the probable date of transfer, inquiry 
brings the following advices from the Department of the 
Surgeon-General : — 

While an endeavor has been made to obtain a site for the pro- 
posed leprosarium, the erection of the buildings has been indefi- 
nitely postponed on account of the war and the high cost of ma- 
terials. It does not seem likely, therefore, that the Federal 
government will be able, before the close of 1918, to accept 
within the provisions of the said act the patients now maintained 
by Massachusetts at Penikese Hospital. No funds have been ap- 
propriated, in addition to the amount provided in the act, for the 
care and treatment of cases of leprosy. 

Out of an appropriation of $28,500 a total of $28,498.67 was 
expended for the maintenance of this institution. Of this 
amount $10,804.71 was for salaries, wages and labor; all other 
expenses, $17,693.96. Ratio of daily average number of persons 
employed to daily average number of inmates, 1.76 to 1. For 
detailed analysis of receipts and expenditures, see treasurer's 
statement following, and also pages 72-92. 

Treasurer's Report. 

To the State Board of Charity. 

I respectfully submit the following report of the finances of this 
institution for the fiscal year ending November 30, 1917: — 



62 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Balance December 1, 1916 



Cash Account. 



Receipts. 



Institution Receipts. 
Sales : — 
Food . 

Medical and general care . 
Farm and Stable : — 

Hides . 

Sundries 

Total institution receipts 



$18 72 
84 60 



$85 85 
4 75 



103 32 



$193 92 



Payments. 
To treasury of Commonwealth, institution receipts 



$193 92 



Maintenance. 
Appropriation, current year ..... 
Transferred from extraordinary expenses 

Total 

Expenses (as analyzed below) .... 

Balance reverting to treasury of Commonwealth 



$28,500 00 

19 08 

$28,519 08 

28,498 67 

$20 41 



Analysis of Expenses. 
Salaries, wages: — 



Frank H. Parker, M.D., superintendent 


. $2,500 00 




General administration .... 


. 4,355 41 




Medical service ..... 


. 1,000 00 




Ward service (female) .... 


. 1,204 17 




Repairs ....... 


7 00 




Farm and stable ..... 


. 1,233 13 




Grounds ....... 


505 00 


$10,804 71 






Travel, transportation and office expenses: — 






Postage ....... 


$82 87 




Stationery and office supplies 


90 42 




Telephone and telegraph . . . . 


5 80 




Travel 


312 45 




Sundries ....... 


25 20 




Freight ....... 


246 55 


763 29 


Food: — 




Butter 


$413 52 




Beans . . ' . 


30 25 




Bread, crackers, etc. ..... 


16 49 




Canned soups ...... 


19 90 




Cereals, rice, meal, etc. .... 


93 17 




Cheese ....... 


28 41 





Amounts carried forward . 



$601 74 $11,568 00 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



63 



Amounts brought forward 



$601 74 $11,568 00 



Food — Con. 
Flour . ■ 

Fish (fresh, cured and canned) 
Fruit (fresh) 

Fruit (dried and preserved) 
Lard and substitutes . 
Macaroni and spaghetti 
Meats 

Milk (fresh and substitutes) 
Molasses and syrups . 
Peanut butter, pie filling, etc. 
Potatoes .... 
Seasonings and condiments 
Sugar . ... 

Tea, coffee, cocoa, etc. 
Vegetables (fresh) 
Vegetables (canned and dried) 
Yeast, baking powder, etc. 
Sundries . 
Freight 



Clothing and materials: — 
Boots, shoes and rubbers 
Clothing (outer) 
Clothing (under) 
Dry goods for clothing 
Hats and caps . 
Socks and smallwares 
Sundries . 
Freight 



Furnishings and household supplies : — 
Beds, bedding, etc. 
Carpets, rugs, etc. 
Crockery, glassware, cutlery, etc. 
Dry goods and smallwares . 
Furniture, upholstery, etc. . 
Kitchen and household wares 
Laundry supplies and materials . 
Lavatory supplies and disinfectants 
Machinery for manufacturing 
Table linen, paper napkins, towels, etc 
Sundries ..... 
. Freight ..... 

Medical and general care: — 
Books, periodicals, etc. 
Entertainments, games, etc. 
Funeral expenses 

Laboratory supplies and apparatus 
Medicines (supplies and apparatus) 
Sputum cups, etc. 



Amounts carried forward 



262 00 


232 39 


212 41 


71 23 


109 52 


13 50 


2,040 97 


4 25 


95 


22 


241 10 


95 83 


204 77 


115 00 


108 39 


56 63 


44 00 


28 65 


232 29 


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$164 68 


119 27 


89 75 


30 16 


8 35 


24 08 


85 


85 05 


5°° 19 


$60 49 


17 30 


50 41 


169 24 


69 45 


206 35 


96 45 


110 89 


85 


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39 45 


97 12 


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$34 60 


47 04 


90 00 


233 97 


1,051 80 


14 00 


. $1,471 41 $17,701 03 



64 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Amounts brought forward . 



SI, 471 41 $17,701 03 



Medical and general care — Con. 
Tobacco, pipes, matches 
Sundries .... 
Freight .... 



Heat, light and power: — 

Coal 

Freight on coal and other expenses 
Electricity ..... 

Gas 

Operating supplies for boilers and engines 
Sundries ...... 

Freight 



Farm and stable : — 
Bedding materials 
Blacksmithing and supplies 
Carriages, wagons and repairs 
Dairy equipment and supplies 
Fencing materials 
Fertilizers 
Grain, etc. 

Hay .... 

Harnesses and repairs 
Cows .... 

Other live stock 
Spraying materials 
Stable and barn supplies 
Tools, implements, machines, etc 
Trees, vines, seeds, etc. 
Sundries .... 
Freight .... 

Grounds: — 
Fertilizers 

Tools, implements, machines, etc 
Trees, vines, shrubs, seeds, etc. 
Sundries .... 
Freight .... 



Repairs, ordinary : — 

Cement, lime, crushed stone, etc. 

Electrical work and supplies 

Hardware, iron, steel, etc. . 

Labor (not on pay roll) 

Lumber, etc. (including finished products) 

Paint, oil, glass, etc. .... 

Plumbing and supplies 

Roofing and materials 

Steam fittings and supplies 

Tools, machines, etc. .... 

Boilers, repairs ..... 

Amounts carried forward . 



34 


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156 


70 




254 40 








1,916 75 






$1,705 


08 




328 


70 




97 


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59 


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640 


09 




431 


72 




277 


14 


3,538 74 






$12 25 




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8 


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4 


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40 00 




2,026 96 




214 


37 




22 


61 




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70 00 




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82 


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181 


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88 


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236 


76 


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123 


91 




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214 


32 




185 59 




166 


72 




64 


44 




46 99 




36 


20 




10 96 





$950 46 $26,433 80 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 65 

Amounts brought forward . . . . . $950 46 $26,433 80 

Repairs, ordinary — Con. 

Dynamos, repairs ....... 

Engines, repairs . . . . . 

Sundries ......... 

Freight ' . 

Repairs and renewals: — 

New wells ........ 

Repairing wharf, new boat landing, dredging 
Alterations and repairs on boat ..... 

Repairing refrigerating machine and installing State 
safety valve ........ 



Total expenses for maintenance 

Special Appropriations. 

Balance December 1, 1916 $454 58 

Expended during the year (see statement annexed) . . $454 22 

Reverting to treasury of Commonwealth ... 36 

454 58 





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$28,498 67 



Balance November 30, 1917 

Per Capita. 
During the year the average number of inmates has been 10.312. 
Total cost for maintenance, $28,498.67. 
Equal to a weekly per capita cost of $53. 
Receipt from sales, $193.92. 
Equal to a weekly per capita of $0.36. 



66 



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FINANCIAL SUPERVISION OF THE STATE CHARITABLE 

INSTITUTIONS. 

The Board in its supervision of the financial administration of 
the several State charitable institutions — the plant and its up- 
keep and maintenance — inspects each institution through paid 
officers monthly, and through its own committees and individual 
members at frequent intervals. 

Monthly analysis is made of articles of food, coal, hay and 
grain purchased, and tabulated results sent to each institution. 
In addition, sundry tabulations covering the year's operations 
have been prepared. The Board has co-operated with the 
several institutions in bringing about the joint consideration of 
purchasing supplies, resulting in regular conferences upon 
matters of common interest, especially functions of purchasing. 
This year, as formerly, the Board has been instrumental in 
bringing about the joint purchase of such staple articles as in- 
candescent lamps. In the case of lamps, a large saving has been 
made in the total outlay. 

The following tables are designed to show in detail the 
financial condition of each institution. A convenient summary 
of the State's property represented by each institution is fol- 
lowed by an analysis of receipts and a similar analysis of ex- 
penditures. Finally, a more detailed analysis of expenditures is 
followed by a comparison of all appropriations and the expendi- 
tures made therefrom. 

I. Inventory. 

Inventory of State property represented by the institutions is 
shown in Table IV. This tabulation is in four parts. Parts I. 
and II. exhibit realty; Part III. shows personalty; Part IV. 
summarizes the whole. 

From Parts I. and II. it appears that on November 30, 1917, 
the twelve State charitable institutions returned $6,088,033.79 
in real estate, $392,938.87 of this amount being land and $5,- 
695,094.92 representing buildings. Chattels Real and other 
items of betterment are not separately considered; hence water, 



68 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

telephone, fire and sewerage systems are to be found in the 
miscellaneous columns under the heading of " buildings. " 

Part III. shows the uniform analysis of personal property 
adopted by the State Auditor, to the amount of $1,474,023.97. 
The total valuation, real and personal, as shown in Part IV. is 
$7,562,057.76. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



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Table IV. Part IV. — Inventory of the State Charitable Institutions 

Concluded. 







Summary 




INSTITUTIONS 


REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE 


Total 


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Inventory 


State Infirmary 

State Farm .... 
Norfolk State Hospital 
Lyman School for Boys 
Industrial School for Boys 
Industrial School for Girls 
Massachusetts Hospital School 
Rutland State Sanatorium 
North Reading State Sanatorium 
Lakeville State Sanatorium 
Westfield State Sanatorium 
Penikese Hospital 




$1,639,940 38 
1,452,001 50 
379,115 99 
409,883 37 
299,575 54 
382,584 16 
314,804 76 
538,160 32 
158,608 67 
191,465 28 
206,580 99 
115,312 83 


$300,813 75 
428,757 04 
99,188 90 
137,782 80 
78,933 92 
64,470 08 
73,807 54 
70,400 04 
57,346 60 
68,371 39 
65,123 86 
29,028 05 


$1,940,754 13 

1,880,758 54 
478,304 89 
547,666 17 
378,509 46 
447,054 24 
388,612 30 
608,560 36 
215,955 27 
259,836 67 
271,704 85 
144,340 88 


$1,940,754 13 
1,880,758 54 
478,304 89 
547,666 17 
378,509 46 
447,054 24 
388,612 30 
608,560 36 
215,955 27 
259,836 67 
271,704 85 
144,340 88 


Totals 


$6,088,033 79 


$1,474,023 97 


$7,562,057 76 


$7,562,057 76 



II. Receipts. 
Table V. is designed to show every item of income to each 
institution from whatever source for whatever purpose, except- 
ing certain private funds, casting all together for ready com- 
parison. The tabulation also shows such of the receipts as 
under the law are available for maintenance purposes in 1918. 
According to this table the total receipts from all sources were 
$2,989,438.91. Of this amount, $2,715,964.04 was received 
from the State treasury, and the remainder, $273,474.87, came 
in on account of the institution, through board of patients, sale 
of products or otherwise. Of this latter figure, $216,892.21 is 
available for maintenance purposes in 1918. 



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III. Expenditures. 

Table VI., divided into four parts, shows all expenditures of 
whatever nature on account of the several institutions. Part I. 
deals with maintenance only. Part II. exhibits outlays for 
special purposes, divided into four headings, namely, "land", 
" buildings," "furnishings and equipment" and "miscellaneous." 
In Part III. are shown all moneys expended for purposes so far 
apart from the institution proper as to fall outside the uniform 
classifications. With two exceptions trustees' expenses appear 
in the miscellaneous column under "maintenance." These two 
exceptions are expenses of the trustees of the training schools 
and of the trustees in charge of the State sanatoria. Because 
of various duties these two Boards of Trustees have appropria- 
tions apart from the grants for their institutions. Part III., in 
addition to these special outlays, shows also the industries fund 
administered by the trustees in charge of the State Farm. This 
fund is self-perpetuating, and, though a State outlay, is so far 
separate as to require individual treatment in the classification. 
Part IV. summarizes the whole. 

The table shows that $2,272, 654.58 was spent for maintenance 
exclusive of expenditures for special purposes mentioned in Part 
II., which amounted to $164,445.47. By adding to these 
amounts §278,863.99 for sundry expenditures, as shown in 
Part III., we find a grand total of $2,715,964.04 expended on 
account of the twelve institutions. The abnormally high prices 
that have prevailed and still continue for all food products and 
materials account, as indicated above, for the relatively low in- 
ventory at the end of the year, and foreshadow much larger 
total outlays for 1918, with correspondingly higher per capitas. 

In addition to the total expenditures as indicated above, two 
institutions — Lyman School and the Industrial School for 
Girls — have private trust funds which are administered for the 
benefit of inmates, but independently of the State's investment. 
The custody of each is vested in the State Treasurer, whose 
duty it is to invest the same and to pay therefrom at the re- 
quest of the trustees. Three of those trusts — the Lyman fund, 
the Lyman trust fund and the Lamb fund — apply to Lyman 
School, while the Fay, the Mary Lamb and the Rogers Book 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 75 

fund pertain to the Industrial School for Girls. From these 
sources a total of $1,053.17 was expended during the year, of 
which $65.14 was for books out of the Rogers fund, and the 
balance from the Lyman fund, the Lyman Trust, the Fay and 
Mary Lamb funds. The major part of the outlay was for enter- 
tainments, drill and band equipment, athletic goods, lectures, 
prizes and similar miscellaneous items. 

IV. Analysis of Maintenance and Net pee Capita Cost. 
The uniform analysis of maintenance expenditures comprises 
twelve classes or divisions, namely, "salaries and wages;" " re- 
ligious instruction;" "travel, transportation and office ex- 
penses;" "food;" "clothing and materials;" "furnishings and 
household supplies;" "medical and general care;" "heat, light 
and power;" "farm and stable;" "grounds;" "repairs, ordi- 
nary;" and "repairs and renewals." Table VII. is corre- 
spondingly divided into thirteen parts, the last of which is a 
summary of the whole, and shows for each of the twelve insti- 
tutions the total cost of maintenance for each of the main head- 
ings in the analysis. It further shows all receipts from sales or 
refunds; the difference, which is the net cost to the institution; 
and the average net weekly per capita cost to the institution, 
with a column showing the corresponding per capita for the 
three-year period just ended. 



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77 



Table VI. Part II. — Expenditures of State Charitable Institutions 
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EPOSES 




INSTITUTIONS 


Land 


Buildings 


Furnishing 

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State Infirmary .... 


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$27,540 15 


$5,565 15 


$304 77 


$33,410 07 


State Farm 


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356 76 


9,801 52 


11,310 70 


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3,012 71 


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4,977 14 


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4,021 57 


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56,781 28 


Industrial School for Girls . 


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5,439 04 


Massachusetts Hospital School 


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3,132 58 


132 12 


12,640 38 


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252 91 


1,720 74 


3,117 88 


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11,667 60 


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Table VI. Part IV. — Summary of Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 
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INSTITUTIONS 


Maintenance 


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State Infirmary 


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$33,410 07 


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$619,699 35 


State Farm 


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11,310 70 


$10,281 03 


466,040 48 


Norfolk State Hospital 


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4,977 14 


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Lyman School for Boys 


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5,110 88 


841 13 


149,459 33 


Industrial School for Boys 


94,191 10 


56,781 28 


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150,972 38 


Industrial School for Girls 


95,339 85 


5,439 04 


212 04 


100,990 93 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


93,125 27 


12,640 38 


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105,765 65 


Rutland State Sanatorium 


248,580 23 


8,182 65 


- 


256,762 88 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


110,784 69 


11,353 63 


- 


122,138 32 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


141,919 76 


3,117 88 


- 


145,037 64 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


150,671 85 


11,667 60 


- 


162,339 45 


Penikese Hospital .... 


28,498 67 


454 22 


- 


28,952 89 


Trustees, Massachusetts Training 










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65,605 90 


65,605 90 


Trustees, Massachusetts Hospitals for 










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201,923 89 


201,923 89 


Totals 


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$164,445 47 


$278,863 99 


$2,715,964 04 



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Net Weekly Per Capita Cost of Maintenance of the Several State Chari- 
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Receipts 

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Net Cost 

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INSTITUTIONS 


1917 


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State Infirmary .... 


$183,166 76 


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$183,166 76 


$1 546 


$1 341 


State Farm 


120,592 76 


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922 


825 


Norfolk State Hospital 


53,634 04 


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53,634 04 


6 109 


4 203 


Lyman School for Boys 


54,034 79 


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54,034 79 


2 215 


2 201 


Industrial School for Boys . 


36,478 90 


- 


36,478 90 


2 838 


2 806 


Industrial School for Girls . 


39,045 34 


- 


39,045 34 


2 445 


2 539 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


39,598 71 


- 


39,598 71 


2 781 


2 568 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


79,302 84 


- 


79,302 84 


4 345 


3 972 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


42,984 95 


- 


42,984 95 


4 132 


3 651 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


59,472 86 


- 


59,472 86 


4 329 


3 428 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


57,298 36 


- 


57,298 36 


4 145 


3 790 


Penikese Hospital 


10,804 71 


- 


10,804 71 


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18 647 


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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Table VII. Part II, 



— Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly Per 
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Net Cost 

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INSTITUTIONS 


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$1,927 61 




$1,927 61 


$0 016 


$0 013 


State Farm 


1,969 00 


- 


1,969 00 


015 


012 


Norfolk State Hospital 


1,210 93 


- 


1,210 93 


137 


080 


Lyman School for Boys 


1,615 86 


- 


1,615 86 


066 


060 


Industrial School for Boys . 


1,114 17 


- 


1,114 17 


086 


082 


Industrial School for Girls . 


1,330 00 


- 


1,330 00 


083 


083 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


1,560 00 


- 


1,560 00 


109 


104 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


1,369 50 


- 


1,369 50 


075 


073 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


1,356 20 


- 


1,356 20 


130 


134 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


1,209 40 


- 


1,209 40 


088 


091 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


1,193 40 


- 


1,193 40 


086 


088 


Penikese Hospital 


- 


- 


- 


- 


014 


Totals 


$15,856 07 


- 


$15,856 07 


- 


- 



Table VII. Part III. — Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly Pet- 
Capita, etc. — Continued. 





Travel, 


Transportation and Office Expenses 




Total 


Receipts 
from 


Net Cost 

to the 
Institution 


WEEKLY per capita 


INSTITUTIONS 




Average 
for 




expended 


Refunds 
or Sales 


1917 


the Three 
Years 












1914, 1915 












and 1916 > 


State Infirmary .... 


$11,443 10 


_ 


$11,443 10 


$0 096 


$0 071 


State Farm 


4,543 19 


- 


4,543 19 


034 


037 


Norfolk State Hospital 


4,708 43 


$45 98 


4,662 45 


531 


456 


Lyman School for Boys 


3,048 06 


- 


3,048 06 


124 


120 


Industrial School for Boys . 


1,817 80 


- 


1,817 80 


141 


150 


Industrial School for Girls . 


1,218 30 


- 


1,218 30 


076 


096 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


2,233 90 


2 65 


2,231 25 


156 


228 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


5,833 21 


1 31 


5,831 90 


319 


209 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


2,887 94 


5 14 


2,882 80 


277 


165 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


3,237 53 


- 


3,237 53 


235 


169 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


4,896 29 


23 85 


4,872 44 


352 


313 


Penikese Hospital 


763 29 


- 


763 29 


1 419 


1 546 


Totals ..... 


$46,631 04 


$78 93 


$46,552 11 


- 


- 



1 Analysis for 1916 only. 



Part LJ GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



81 



Table VII. Part IV. — Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly Per 
Capita, etc. — Continued. 





Food 




Total 
expended 


Receipts 

from 
Refunds 


Net Cost 

to the 
Institution 


WEEKLY PER CAPITA 


INSTITUTIONS 


1917 


Average 

for 
the Three 












1914, 1915 












and 1916 


State Infirmary .... 


$198,882 59 




$198,882 59 


$1 678 


$1 236 


State Farm 


140,049 04 


$33 95 


140,015 09 


1 071 


786 


Norfolk State Hospital 


24,758 06 


25 12 


24,732 94 


2 817 


2 229 


Lyman School for Boys 


32,711 14 


23 70 


32,687 44 


1 340 


992 


Industrial School for Boys . 


16,346 15 


- 


16,346 15 


1 271 


1 113 


Industrial School for Girls . 


15,842 02 


- 


15,842 02 


992 


862 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


22,517 92 


- 


22,517 92 


1 581 


1 301 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


85,586 79 


1,097 35 


84,489 44 


4 629 


3 887 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


38,100 30 


70 70 


38,029 60 


3 656 


2 961 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


25,950 86 


1,032 29 


24,918 57 


1 813 


2 520 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


35,737 95 


470 82 


35,267 13 


2 551 


2 408 


Penikese Hospital 


4,675 84 


85 85 


4,589 99 


8 538 


6 233 


Totals 


$641,158 66 


$2,839 78 


$638,318 88 


- 


- 



Table VII. Part V 



— Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly Per 
Capita, etc. — Continued. 





Clothing and Materials 




Total 
expended 


Receipts 
from 
Sales 


Net Cost 

to the 

Institution 


WEEKLY PER CAPITA 


INSTITUTIONS 


1917 


Average 

for 
the Three 












1914, 1915 












and 1916 


State Infirmary .... 


$25,274 77 


$1,317 20 


$23,957 57 


$0 202 


$0 200 


State Farm 


45,390 05 


878 75 


44,511 30 


340 


203 


Norfolk State Hospital 


3,402 21 


24 28 


3,377 93 


384 


458 


Lyman School for Boys 


10,704 72 


39 25 


10,665 47 


437 


363 


Industrial School for Boys . 


6,963 05 


- 


6,963 05 


541 


523 


Industrial School for Girls . 


5,382 85 


_ 


5,382 85 


337 


289 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


2,917 31 


37 47 


2,879 84 


202 


214 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


106 39 


- 


106 39 


005 


004 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


229 65 


55 87 


173 78 


016 


011 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


32 85 


6 50 


26 35 


001 


001 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


1,118 83 


- 


1,118 83 


080 


069 


Penikese Hospital 


522 19 


- 


522 19 


971 


1 067 


Totals 


$102,014 87 


$2,359 32 


$99,685 55 


- 


- 



82 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Table VII. Part VI 



— Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly Per 
Capita, etc. — Continued. 





Furnishings 


*.nd Household Supplies 




Total 
expended 


Receipts 

from 
Refunds 


Net Cost 

to the 

Institution 


WEEKLY PER CAPITA 


INSTITUTIONS 


1917 


Average 

for 
the Three 












1914, 1915 












and 1916 


State Infirmary .... 


, $33,648 04 


$3 50 


$33,644 54 


$0 199 


$0 161 


State Farm ..... 


14,917 09 


255 04 


14,662 05 


112 


081 


Norfolk State Hospital 


4,154 38 


34 22 


4,120 16 


469 


564 


Lyman School for Boys 


4,784 34 


- 


4,784 34 


196 


141 


Industrial School for Boys . 


3,616 82 


- 


3,616 82 


281 


192 


Industrial School for Girls . 


5,032 84 


15 00 


5,017 84 


314 


187 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


3,710 43 


- 


3,710 43 


260 


165 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


12,061 35 


24 55 


12,036 80 


659 


358 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


3,587 72 


26 42 


3,561 30 


342 


245 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


5,214 00 


107 68 


5,106 32 


371 


364 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


8,166 47 


- 


8,166 47 


590 


420 


Penikese Hospital 


935 00 


- 


935 00 


1 739 


1 690 


Totals 


$99,828 48 


$466 41 


$99,362 07 


- 


- 



Table VII. Part VII. — Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly Per 
Capita, etc. — Continued. 







Medical 


and General Care 






Total 


Receipts 
from 


Net Cost 

to the 

Institution 


WEEKLY PER CAPITA 


INSTITUTIONS 




Average 
for 




expended 


Refunds 
or Sales 


1917 


the Three 
Years 












1914, 1915 












and 1916 [ 


State Infirmary .... 


$23,646 14 


$390 93 


$23,255 21 


$0 196 


$0 168 


State Farm 


16,829 69 


- 


16,829 69 


128 


121 


Norfolk State Hospital 


7,679 81 


7 17 


7,672 64 


873 


735 


Lyman School for Boys 


5,749 69 


- 


5,749 69 


235 


250 


Industrial School for Boys . 


3,689 02 


- 


3,689 02 


287 


363 


Industrial School for Girls . 


2,120 73 


- 


2,120 73 


132 


150 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


2,509 89 


3 09 


2,506 80 


176 


188 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


6,692 69 


87 72 


6,604 97 


361 


324 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


2,442 41 


68 04 


2,374 37 


228 


230 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


2,620 05 


19 00 


2,601 05 


189 


164 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


2,411 72 


36 17 


2,375 55 


171 


228 


Penikese Hospital 


1,916 75 


4 75 


1,912 00 


3 556 


4 353 


Totals 


$78,308 59 


$616 87 


$77,691 72 


- 


- 



Analysis for 1916 only. 



Part LI GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



83 



Table VII. Part VIIL — Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly 
Per Capita, etc. — Continued. 





Heat, Light and Power 




Total 


Receipts 
from 


Net Cost 

to the 

Institution 


WEEKLY per capita 


INSTITUTIONS 




Average 
for 




expended 


Refunds 
or Sales 


1917 


the Three 
Years 












1914, 1915 












and 1916 


State Infirmary .... 


$60,712 44 


_ 


$60,712 44 


$0 512 


$0 247 


State Farm 


51,070 91 


$18 00 


51,052 91 


390 


251 


Norfolk State Hospital 


21,876 33 


14 70 


21,861 63 


2 490 


1 119 


Lyman School for Boys 


17,082 23 


- 


17,082 23 


700 


542 


Industrial School for Boys . 


7,933 26 


- 


7,933 26 


617 


388 


Industrial School for Girls . 


10,852 00 


- 


10,852 00 


679 


569 


Mas5achusetts Hospital School . 


8,073 20 


- 


8,073 20 


567 


533 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


33,375 25 


69 92 


33,305 33 


1 824 


924 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


9,751 41 


60 


9,750 81 


937 


530 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


9,897 58 


- 


9,897 58 


720 


515 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


14,249 15 


5 50 


14,243 65 


1 030 


598 


Penikese Hospital 


3,538 74 


- 


3,538 74 


6 582 


3 739 


Totals 


$248,412 50 


$108 72 


$248,303 78 


- 


- 


Table VII. Part IX. — 


Analysis 


of Expenditures an 


i Net Weekly Per 


C 


apita, etc. 


— Continued. 






Farm and Stable 




Total 
expended 


Receipts 
from 

Sales 


Net Cost 

to the 
Institution 


WEEKLY PER CAPITA 


INSTITUTIONS 


1917 


Average 

for 
the Three 












1914, 1915 












and 1916 ' 


State Infirmary .... 


$19,091 73 


$649 48 


$18,442 25 


$0 155 


$0 156 


State Farm 


39,844 08 


8,973 92 


30,870 16 


236 


172 


Norfolk State Hospital 


7,805 41 


827 65 


6,977 76 


794 


694 


Lyman School for Boys 


10,239 29 


53 93 


10,185 36 


417 


356 


Industrial School for Boys . 


13,148 89 


182 50 


12,966 39 


1 008 


887 


Industrial School for Girls . 


10,180 26 


226 67 


9,953 59 


623 


510 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


6,714 90 


66 50 


6,648 40 


467 


375 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


16,704 94 


2,204 49 


14,500 45 


794 


450 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


4,643 51 


969 93 


3,673 58 


353 


304 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


26,987 40 


246 93 


26,740 47 


1 946 


835 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


12,352 73 


2,129 25 


10,223 48 


739 


588 


Penikese Hospital 


3,230 03 


103 32 


3,126 71 


5 816 


4 732 


Totals 


$170,943 17 


$16,634 57 


$154,308 60 


- 


- 



Analysis for 1916 only. 



84 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17 



Table VII. Part X. — Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly Per 
Capita, etc. — Continued. 





Grounds 




Total 
expended 


Receipts 

from 
Sales 


Net Cost 

to the 
Institution 


WEEKLY PER CAPITA 


INSTITUTIONS 


1917 


Average 

for 
theThree 












1914, 1915 












and 19161 


State Infirmary .... 


$504 50 




$504 50 


$0 004 


$0 005 


State Farm 


339 08 


- 


339 08 


002 


001 


Norfolk State Hospital 


402 91 


- 


402 91 


045 


090 


Lyman School for Boys 


- 


- 


- 


- 


001 


Industrial School for Bovs . 


244 86 


- 


244 86 


019 


018 


Industrial School for Girls . 


113 10 


- 


113 10 


007 


013 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


200 00 


- 


200 00 


014 


012 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


69 48 


- 


69 48 


003 


004 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


596 63 


- 


596 63 


057 


065 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


742 52 


$2 00 


740 52 


053 


068 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


658 24 


- 


658 24 


047 


007 


Penikese Hospital 


47 25 


- 


47 25 


087 


252 


Totals 


$3,918 57 


$2 00 


$3,916 57 


- 


- 





1 Analysis for 1916 only. 



Table VII. Part XI. — 


- Analysis 


of Expenditures and Net Weekly Per 


Capita, etc. - 


- Continued. 








Repairs, Ordinary 




Total 
expended 


Receipts 
from 
Sales 


Net Cost 

to the 
Institution 


AVEEKLY PER CAPITA 


INSTITUTIONS 


1917 


Average 

for 
the Three 












1914, 1915 












and 19161 


State Infirmary .... 


$23,771 77 


$157 50 


$23,614 27 


$0 199 


$0 223 


State Farm ..... 


7,617 60 


167 39 


7,450 21 


056 


056 


Norfolk State Hospital 


5,665 30 


406 07 


5,259 23 


599 


346 


Lyman School for Boys 


2,983 96 


175 81 


2,808 15 


115 


•149 


Industrial School for Bovs . 


2,346 84 


- 


2,346 84 


182 


188 


Industrial School for Girls . 


3,389 42 


- 


3,389 42 


212 


163 


Massachusetts Hospital School . 


3,033 43 


36 98 


2,996 45 


210 


142 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 


4,477 79 


28 31 


4,449 48 


243 


171 


North Reading State Sanatorium 


2,548 88 


84 96 


2,463 92 


236 


202 


Lakeville State Sanatorium 


5,636 93 


75 


5,636 18 


410 


379 


Westfield State Sanatorium 


9,556 51 


10 98 


9,545 53 


690 


367 


Penikese Hospital 


1,193 12 


- 


1,193 12 


2 219 


2 331 


Totals 


$72,221 55 


$1,068 75 


$71,152 80 


- 


- 





Analysis for 1916 only. 



Part LI GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



85 



Table VII. Part XII. — Analysis of Expenditures and Net Weekly Per 
Capita, etc. — Continued. 





Repairs and Renewals 




Total 
expended 


Receipts 
from 
Sales 


Net Cost 

to the 

Institution 


WEEKLY PER CAPITA 


INSTITUTIONS 


1917 


Average 

for 
the Three 

Years 
1914, 1915 
and 1916 > 


State Infirmary .... 

State Farm 

Norfolk State Hospital 
Lyman School for Boys 
Industrial School for Boys . 
Industrial School for Girls . 
Massachusetts Hospital School . 
Rutland State Sanatorium . 
North Reading State Sanatorium 
Lakeville State Sanatorium 
Westfield State Sanatorium 
Penikese Hospital 


$4,219 83 
1,286 26 

553 24 

491 34 

832 99 

55 58 

3,000 00 

1,655 09 

917 78 

3,032 20 

871 75 


- 


$4,219 83 
1,286 26 

553 24 

491 34 

832 99 

55 58 

3,000 00 

1,655 09 

917 78 

3,032 20 

871 75 


$0 035 
009 

022 
038 
052 
003 
164 
159 
066 
219 
1 621 


$0 032 
011 

018 
022 
101 
0003 
032 
076 
099 
416 
1 583 


Totals 


$16,916 06 


- 


$16,916 06 


- 


- 



1 Analysis for 1916 only. 



86 



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V. COMPAKISON OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
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Table VIII. affords comparison of appropriations for main- 
tenance with the respective amounts expended therefrom. Ap- 
propriations are classified as "receipts available for main- 
tenance" and "appropriations in addition to such receipts." 
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Norfolk State Hospital, though turned, like receipts of all the 
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to maintenance in the succeeding year. Receipts at the remain- 
ing institutions are not so applied. By this comparison the 
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amounts appropriated. This balance reverts into the treasury. 

Receipts of 1916 available for maintenance in 1917 totaled 
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board of patients at the State sanatoria and the Hospital 
School. 



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VI. Appropriations for Special Purposes. 
The total of appropriations for special purposes during 1917 
as shown by Table IX. was $56,584.88. In addition to this 
amount the several institutions began the year with a total 
of $186,862.80 unexpended balance on previous special appro- 
priations. The grand total available for 1917 was, therefore, 
$243,447.68. The amount expended from this total was $164,- 
445.47, leaving an unexpended balance of $79,002.21, of which 
$78,813.32 will be available in 1918. The small remainder of 
>.89 reverts to the State treasury. 



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VII. Net Cost to the Commonwealth. 
The net cost to the State of maintaining or conducting each 
institution is the difference between total expenditures and the 
total receipts from all sources other than the State treasury. 
This total outlay must cover all moneys spent for maintenance 
and special purposes, together with all expenditures for sundry 
purposes apart from the institution, and interest on outstand- 
ing bonds. These items are compared in Table X. For con- 
venience the daily average number of inmates and the net 
weekly per capita cost to the State are added. This tabulation 
shows a daily average number of inmates of 7,328.07, and ex- 
penditures for all purposes of $2,789,179.19. Total receipts 
from institutions, i.e., sources other than the State treasury, 
amounted to $273,474.87. The net cost to the State for all 
twelve institutions amounted to $2,515,704.32, making the net 
weekly per capita cost to the State $6,583. 



92 



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VIII. Analysts of Pay Roll. 
Table XL, divided into six parts, shows a comparative 
analysis of the pay roll for each of the twelve institutions. 
The first five parts divide service into five classes, namely, 
"general administration," "medical service," "ward service," 
"repairs" and "farm, stable and grounds." Part VI. sum- 
marizes the whole. The table also shows the full roster, that is, 
the number of employees deemed necessary to carry on the 
institution efficiently, and in opposite columns the daily average 
number employed in 1916 and 1917, with the same average for 
the three-year period ending November 30, 1916. The same 
treatment is given the average monthly compensation and the 
weekly per capita cost. Thus it appears that the full roster 
for all the institutions together was 1,472. The total average 
number employed was 1,395.179, while for the three-year 
period preceding 1917 it was 1,371.541. The total average 
monthly compensation paid was $570,504, as against $560,467 
in the preceding three-year period. Miscellaneous and inci- 
dental employment not entered upon the pay rolls of the insti- 
tutions does not appear in this tabulation. The number of 
inmates to one employee is slightly less than last year in most 
of the institutions. 



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100 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

THE COUNTY TRAINING SCHOOLS. 

In compliance with the provisions of chapter 46, section 2, 
of the Revised Laws, 1 the Board's officers have visited each 
of the five county training schools and submit the following 
report. The schools are: — 

Essex County Training School, Lawrence. 
Hampden County Training School, Springfield. 
Middlesex County Training School, North Chelmsford. 
Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Union Training School, Wal- 
pole. 

Worcester County Training School, Oakdale (West Boylston). 

Each school has been inspected. The accompanying table 
shows the numbers and movement of population in these Hve 
schools during the fiscal year ending November 30, 1917, and 
also the average weekly per capita cost of maintenance of each 
institution during that time. 

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the five schools during 1917. The year opened with 384 boys. 
During the succeeding twelve months 201 boys were admitted 
and 190 boys were discharged or paroled, leaving 395 on 
December 31, 1917, 2 when the year closed. 

The average age at time of admission was twelve years, five 
months and twenty-three days. The law raising the school age 
to sixteen years, which went into effect in September, 1913, 
and affects almost without qualification the class from which 
these children are drawn, has not tended to increase the number 
of committals of older boys. The average weekly per capita 
cost of maintaining the three schools is given in Table I., while 
the data for the Essex and Hampden County schools were 
unavailable. 

1 "County truant schools shall be subject to visitation by the board of education and by the 
state board of charity and said boards shall report thereon annually to the general court." 

2 See Table I. 



Part!.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



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102 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The movement of population in the ten-year period just 
closed is shown in the following table: — 

Movement of Population in Training Schools, Ten Years. 





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1 Suffolk School closed this year. 

Under legislative authorization contained in Resolves of 1916, 
chapter 46, and Resolves of 1917, chapter 44, the Board has 
during the past year made special inquiry into the question 
whether the Commonwealth should " assume the control, care 
and treatment of all juvenile offenders under the law," and 
whether it is expedient "to unify under one central authority 
the training, instruction and reformatory treatment of boys in 
industrial schools. " As this special study embraced the county 
training schools, and its findings touched closely the question 
of their continuance in the Massachusetts system of juvenile 
correction, it is here reproduced in part. The complete report 
is to be found in House Document No. 1181 of 1918. 

In Massachusetts, formerly, the custody and care of juve- 
niles who were delinquent, neglected or dependent was local. 
It began in almshouses and jails. The dependent and neg- 
lected children who become public charges are now mostly in 
State custody and care; the State's policy touching them is 
an accepted one in that direction, and is believed to be wholly 
progressive for good administration and for the children's wel- 
fare. As to juvenile offenders, they, too, were at first separated 
from the adults within the almshouses, with the provision of some 
schooling there. If in houses of correction, they were separated 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 103 

from adults, and then were taken out, about the middle of the 
last century, and put into so-called reform schools. These were 
State institutions, except that in Boston a separate house of 
reformation was established on Rainsford Island. 

With this process of separation through which juvenile of- 
fenders were taken out of almshouses and prisons, as a group 
for special treatment, the custody and care of truants, habitual 
absentees and school offenders under commitment were given 
in 1873 to the county governments, — the boards of county 
commissioners, — a statute of 1862 requiring cities and towns to 
provide separate quarters for truants having failed of execution. 

That was nearly a half century ago. Since then there has 
grown up in Massachusetts a reasonably efficient probation 
system, so that a child who violates law or is wayward can be 
placed under corrective treatment while living in the commu- 
nity without removal to any institution. Also, the juvenile court 
has come into being, a tribunal specially for children, to ensure 
more detailed analysis of their needs and more considerate dis- 
position of them than can be had in the regular grist of criminal 
court business. Since 1873 the public school has developed 
much, especially in ways which touch the home and community 
life of the child, so that it is more fitted for dealing directly with 
wayward children, and for co-operating with remedial agencies 
of government which care for juvenile offenders. Since 1873 the 
method of placing State minor wards in family homes has devel- 
oped to a degree of effectiveness which makes it a reconstructive 
agency for children who must be removed for a time from broken 
homes or bad environment. Such children, in selected foster 
homes, take part as do other children in usual school, church 
and neighborhood life, making for effective citizenship. And 
since 1873 the institutional care of juvenile offenders, who must 
be so disciplined for a time, has been notably modified by the 
Trustees of the State Training Schools through a system of parole 
under officials experienced in oversight of homes and of children 
placed out. Also, the cottage system, with increasing classi- 
fication and educational and industrial opportunities, has been 
developed by the trustees, whose sole work for the public is 
the treatment of the more difficult cases of juvenile offenders. 

Thus Massachusetts is embarked upon a definite State's policy 
with regard to the care, custody and treatment of juvenile de- 
linquents, a policy which is expressed through the following 
instrumentalities: — 

(a) A system of probation attached to the several district, municipal 
and superior courts under the supervision of a central State Commission 
on Probation. 



104 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

(b) The custody, care and treatment of wayward and delinquent chil- 
dren by the central State Board of Charity following commitment by the 
several courts. 

(c) The custody, care and treatment of the more difficult cases of ju- 
venile delinquency in three State industrial training schools, and upon 
parole therefrom, administered by the State Trustees of the Massachusetts 
Training Schools under the supervision of the central State Board of 
Charity. 

As the wisdom of such a central State policy in the treatment 
of wayward and offending youth has become more apparent and 
therefore has gained strength, the older process of local care has 
declined. The number of children in the five county training 
schools, as a whole, has decreased in the past ten years from 
1,163, in 1907, to 549, in 1916. The annual number of commit- 
ments has declined from 500, in 1907, to 170, in 1916. 

The Middlesex County Training School near Lowell has two 
of its buildings on the large cottage plan lying empty. It is the 
only county school to take up the very desirable work of a special 
parole officer, who gives his time to the problems of the homes 
of the boys and the return of boys to them. 

The Hampden County commissioners, although the number of 
boys in the old school at Springfield is only about 34, have just 
erected at large cost a new school, — one building, with capacity 
for 100 inmates, — situated some miles outside Springfield and 
without good transportation facilities. 

The city of Boston abolished its special Parental School for 
truants in 1913. It was not under the school department. At 
least some officials of that department regret that they do not 
have a small home for extreme truants under the control of the 
school department, in addition to the special disciplinary day class 
now maintained by it. 

The Suffolk County School for Boys on Rainsford Island, 
already referred to as the step taken a half century ago to get 
juvenile offenders out of the local house of correction, has had 
an average of only 96 (approximate) boys committed annually 
during the past ten years. Its buildings and equipment generally 
are old. 

Turning now to the two State agencies which are caring for 
juvenile offenders and wayward children under commitment, we 
find that the Trustees of the State Training Schools had under 
their control on Nov. 30, 1917, 3,698 children. 

Four hundred and ninety-four of these children were boys 
under fifteen at the Lyman School. Forty of this group, repre- 
senting the youngest children, were housed at the Phelps and 



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105 



Berlin Cottages, and separated from the older children in the 
main school. 

Three hundred and twenty-eight were girls in the Industrial 
School for Girls at Lancaster, 48 of whom represented the most 
difficult type of mental defectives, and were completely segre- 
gated from the rest of the school in Bolton Cottage. 

Two hundred and forty-four were boys over fifteen years of 
age in the Industrial School for Boys at Shirley. 

Of the cases on parole, 2,307 were boys and 325 were girls. 

The average duration of stay in the several schools was as 
follows: — 



Lyman School, 

Industrial School for Boys, Shirley, . 
Industrial School for Girls, Lancaster, 



1 year, 2 months, 13 days. 
12 months, minus. 

2 years, 2 months, 13£ days. 



The Lyman School is crowded and the trustees must soon 
answer the question of a new school. 

The State Board of Charity had under its control, on Novem- 
ber 30, 301 juvenile delinquents, of whom 6 were in the Board's 
temporary homes awaiting placement and 295 were placed out 
in family homes under supervision by the Board's visitors. 

New commitments to these several institutions for juvenile 
offenders during the past ten years are shown for convenient 
comparison in the following table: — 



Cases placed on Probation and New Commitments by the Courts, 1907-16 

inclusive. 



Year 


County 
Training 
Schools 


Suffolk 
School 
(Rains- 
ford) 


State 
Board of 
Charity 


State 
Training 
Schools 


On Proba- 
tion 
(Children 

under 
Seventeen 

Years) 


1907 
1908 
1909 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 














389 
315 
286 
263 
218 
230 
228 
156 
165 
155 • 


125 
125 
89 
66 
94 
107 
92 
107 
105 
53 


107 
76 
66 
61 
57 
96 
155 
135 
160 
144 


214 

399 
450 
374 
437 
492 
580 
608 
595 
612 


2,763 
2,737 
2,803 
2,870 
3,323 
3,247 
3,356 
3,638 

1 



106 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

As appears from the above comparison the number of truants 
sent by the courts to our county training schools has decreased 
from 389 in 1907 to 155 in 1916, a decline of 60 per cent. In 
the same period juvenile probation has jumped from 2,763 in 
1909, the first year in which the State Probation Commission 
was operative, to 3,638 in 1916. During the year just closed, 
the total number of persons under seventeen years of age who 
have been placed on probation from our several courts reached 
4,537. There can be no doubt that probation is used more 
to-day than formerly to meet the problem of delinquency and its 
usual attendant — habitual truancy. 

In this period, also, State institutional care has increased, as 
shown by the new commitments, from 214, in 1907, to 612, in 
1916, an advance of 186 per cent. 

During the past five years a total of 5,155 children have been 
in the care and custody of the Trustees of the State Training 
Schools, 3,182 of whom were still in custody at the close of 
1916. The trustees have control of each child during its minority. 
The marked tendency with these three schools is the shortening 
of the period during which the child is kept in the institution. 
The school is used as a laboratory in which to make a special 
study of the individual with a view to reinstating him under 
supervision in the community. As may be expected, therefore, 
the number of children on parole from the schools shows marked 
increase. At the close of 1916 there were 2,241 children thus 
placed out from the schools but still in the custody of the 
trustees. 

A logical line cannot be drawn between the Suffolk School for 
Boys and the county training schools, on the one hand, and the 
State Training Schools, on the other hand, considering the chil- 
dren which they receive. Experts, including several superin- 
tendents of the county schools, have stated that probably not 
over one boy in ten who is committed to the county schools as a 
truant is a truant only, the other nine having complications of 
other offences. 

As to the plea that offending children should not be removed 
into State institutions far from home, the answer is that if the 
homes are good ones, the children should rarely be removed 
from them; while if the homes are bad, removal may be a wise 
part of putting the home on probation, that the parent may try 
to become ready for the child's return. Also State schools can 
be reasonably scattered. 

Both the State Board of Charity and the Trustees of the 
State Training Schools have power to hold children during minor- 
ity, if that is advisable for particular children. Several superin- 
tendents of county schools have stated that such length of term 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 107 

would be a help to them in dealing with some of their children, 
instead of the term up to the school attendance age only. 

The statement has been made that there is a stigma attached 
to the boys who come from the State Training Schools. But 
many boys at the Lyman School are just like many boys at the 
Suffolk School and at the county schools — more sinned against 
than sinners, because of previous lack of opportunities and 
training. The logical and righteous step is for the State author- 
ities, the Trustees of the Massachusetts Training Schools, who 
specialize in care of juvenile offenders, to develop classification 
with use of several institutions, and of groups within institu- 
tions. They can do that as no local institution can. State care 
furthers the necessary process of classification for purposes of 
constructive treatment. If the local institutions under the usual 
county control be kept, the tendency will be for their use for 
largely unclassified groups, and for boys who are not truants 
primarily but who are juvenile offenders committed under short 
sentences. Institutions with vacant beds, and little related to 
remedial forces in the community life from whence the boys 
come, will keep institutional treatment in too large perspective. 

In reporting thus the State Board is speaking of local care 
as a method of care which it believes to be of the past and not 
for the future. It is not criticising the superintendents of the 
local training schools, whose earnest efforts to help boys are 
appreciated. 

The county training schools, with their decreased numbers, 
are now used chiefly for boys from a few of the larger com- 
munities. No boys have been sent to them from five counties 
for five years past. What this means, and whether some plan 
of State help for better school attendance work should be de- 
vised, are questions for the State Board of Education, primarily. 

No difficult problem is raised by this inquiry as to delin- 
quent girls, as there are none under care in the institutions 
viewed in the inquiry except about 6 in one county training 
school. 

As to the larger question involved in the inquiry, three con- 
clusions seem plain to the State Board of Charity: (1) Truancy 
by itself should be dealt with by the public school authorities, 
by special classes or disciplinary day schools or whatever methods 
are found necessary by those authorities who are charged with 
modern education. (2) Juvenile offenders other than truants 
should all be dealt with by the State authorities provided for 
such offenders. These are, first, the probation officers, co- 
operating with all possible agencies, including the philanthropic 
forces of the communities, and all seeking to improve home 
conditions and surroundings of the children, if broken homes 



108 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

or bad surroundings exist. If juvenile offenders and wayward 
youths must be removed from their homes, they should be com- 
mitted to the existing State agencies which are caring for such 
children, the Minor Wards Department of the State Board of 
Charity or the Trustees of the State Training Schools. (3) 
The unification of control apart from truancy per se of all State 
institutions for custody and care of juvenile offenders seems 
wholly desirable, and the Trustees of the State Training Schools 
seem to be the proper agency. 



SUPERVISION OF THE SETTLED POOR RELIEVED OR SUP- 
PORTED BY CITIES AND TOWNS. 

The City and Town Paupers. 

The law provides that the State Board of Charity may visit 
and inspect all places where city or town poor are supported in 
families, and requires the Board to visit, at least once a year, 
not only all children who are maintained by the Common- 
wealth, but all minor children who are supported at the expense 
of any city or town. Children illegally retained in city or town 
almshouses — i.e., pauper children over two years of age, or, if 
the mothers are inmates, over three years of age, and not defec- 
tive in body or mind, who have been retained in an almshouse 
for more than two months — must be removed therefrom and 
placed at board at the expense of the city or town concerned. 
(Revised Laws, chapter 81, sections 3-7, 43; Acts of 1905, 
chapters 285, 303; Acts of 1913, chapter 112.) 

The following data show numbers and location of the various 
classes of persons coming within the scope of this statute: — 

The Settled Adult Poor provided for in Families. 

Of the 282 adult poor persons reported by the local author- 
ities as fully supported in families on January 1, 1917, 5 were 
unknown, 15 had died, and 35 had been removed before visits 
could be made. The remaining 227 — 97 men and 130 women 
— were all visited and reported on by the Board's agents. 
They were supported by 115 cities and towns, as follows: 
Abington, 4; Acton, 2; Agawam, 1; Ashland, 2; Athol, 8; 
Avon, 3; Aver, 1; Becket, 1; Berlin, 1; Bernardston, 3; 
Blandford, 1; Bolton, 1; Bourne, 1; Boxford, 1; Boylston, 1; 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 109 

Brewster, 5; Brookfield, 1; Brookline, 1; Burlington, 1; Carver, 
1; Charlemont, 1; Chatham, 4; Chelsea, 4; Chester, 1; Clarks- 
burg, 1; Cohasset, 1; Colrain, 3; Cummington, 3; Dan vers, 3 
Dedham, 1; Dighton, 3; Dover, 1; Dracut, 1; Dudley,* 1 
Easton, 1; Edgartown, 4; Enfield, 1; Erving, 1; Everett, 4 
Fitchburg, 2; Freetown, 1; Gardner, 3; Granby, 1; Hardwick 
2; Hawley, 1; Heath, 1; Holbrook, 4; Hopedale, 2; Hull, 3 
Kingston, 1; Lenox, 1; Leverett, 1; Mansfield, 1; Marion, 3 
Marshfield, 4; Mendon, 2; Merrimac, 5; Milford, 1; Millbury 
2; Monson, 1; Needham, 2; Newburyport, 1; New Salem, 2 
Newton, 1; Norfolk, 2; Northborough, 2; Northfield, 1; North 
Reading, 1; Norton, 1; Oak Bluffs, 2; Orange, 2; Orleans, 2 
Otis, 2; Oxford, 1; Pembroke, 1; Petersham, 3; Plympton, 1 
Prescott, 2; Princeton, 2; Quincy, 3; Randolph. 1; Raynham 
2; Rehoboth, 1; Revere, 6; Rowe, 1; Rowley, 1; Royalston, 2 
Russell, 1; Salem, 1; Salisbury, 2; Saugus, 1; Scituate, 3 
Sharon, 1; Shirley, 1; Shutesbury, 1; Southbridge, 2; South- 
wick, 3; Stow, 2; Sudbury, 1; Swampscott, 1; Templeton, 1 
Tewksbury, 1; Tisbury, 4; Truro, 1; Webster, 6; Wellesley 
1; Wellfleet, 2; Wendell, 1; Wenham, 3; West Springfield, 2 
West Tisbury, 2; Whitman, 9; Wilbraham, 1; Williamstown 
1; Yarmouth, 3. 

Their ages were as follows: 2 between twenty-one and thirty 
3 between thirty and forty; 20 between forty and fifty; 26 be- 
tween fifty and sixty; 36 between sixty and seventy; 86 between 
seventy and eighty; 48 between eighty and ninety; 6 between 
ninety and one hundred. For their support there was paid in 
18 cases less than $2 per week; in 37 cases, from $2 to $3 per 
week; in 59 cases, from $3 to $4 per week; and in 113 cases — 
mostly of old and feeble persons — the rate varied from $4 
to $10.50, according to the amount of care required. Of the 
whole number, 77 per cent were reported to be in fairly good, 
or good, physical condition, and 92 per cent in good mental 
condition. In all but 3 cases, or 1 per cent, they were ap- 
parently receiving good care. There were 92 able to do light 
work, either in the house or about the premises. There were 
26 supported in their own homes. In 101 cases, according to 
the reports, the overseers of the poor complied with the law 
requiring them to visit these persons at least once in every six 



110 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

months; in 35 cases they made one visit a year; in 33 cases 
the record of visits was uncertain; and in the remaining 58 
cases no evidence of visits was found. 

Dependent Minor Children with Settlement, provided 
for in Almshouses. 
Visits were made in the cases of 97 children — 44 boys and 
53 girls — reported to be cared for by the following cities and 
towns in their almshouses; Amesbury, 2; Barnstable, 2; Bos- 
ton, 41; Brookline, 1; Cambridge, 1; Fairhaven, 2; Fall River, 
6; Gloucester, 5; Harwich, 1; Lawrence, 6; Leominster, 1; 
Lowell, 10; Maiden, 1; Milton, 1; New Bedford, 1; North 
Andover, 1; North Attleborough, 1; Norwell, 1; Rockport, 1; 
Salem, 2; Springfield, 1; Winchendon, 1; Worcester, 8. In 
addition to this number, 164 had been removed from the alms- 
house before the time of visitation. Of the number visited, 42 
were so defective in mind or body as to render their retention 
in the almshouse desirable. There were 4 who attended school. 

Dependent Minor Children with Settlement, provided 
for Outside op Almshouses. 
As shown by the Board's visitation, of the 1,268 children 
reported by the local authorities as fully supported outside of 
almshouses on January 1, 1917, and on July 1, 1917, 6 were 
unknown, 6 had died, and 179 had been removed before visits 
could be made. The remaining 1,077 — 558 boys and 519 
girls — were supported by 110 cities and towns, as follows: 
Acushnet, 4; Amherst, 3; Attleboro, 2; Avon, 1; Ayer, 3; 
Barnstable, 2; Becket, 12; Bedford, 3; Belchertown, 9; Bel- 
mont. 2; Boston, 618; Brewster, 1; Brockton, 2; Brookfield, 
1; Brookline, 4; Cambridge, 17; Chelsea, 11; Clinton, 6; Co- 
hasset, 1; Conway, 2; Dalton, 1;. Dartmouth, 3; Deerfield, 1; 
Dudley, 16; Easthampton, 1; Easton, 3; Fall River, 2; Fal- 
mouth, 6; Fitchburg, 3; Framingham, 4; Franklin, 4; Gard- 
ner, 5; Gloucester, 2; Grafton, 3; Great Barrington, 4; 
Hamilton, 1; Hanover, 1; Hard wick, 8; Hinsdale, 6; Holyoke, 
2; Hull, 1; Kingston, 6; Lancaster, 1; Lawrence, 34; Lenox, 
9; Leominster, 1; Littleton, 1; Lowell, 29; Lvnn, 13; Mans- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. Ill 

field, 4; Marblehead, 1; Marion, 3; Marlborough, 3; Mashpee, 
6; Maynard, 1; Medford, 2; Millville, 1; Milton, 4; Mon- 
tague, 1; Nantucket, 1; Natick, 9; New Bedford, 22; New- 
buryport, 1; Newton, 1; North Adams, 3; Northampton, 1; 
North Andover, 2; North Attleborough, 4; Norton, 1; Nor- 
well, 3; Oxford, 4; Provincetown, 1; Quincy, 9; Rochester, 2; 
Rockland, 2; Royalston, 1; Salem, 7; Sandwich, 2; Saugus, 5; 
Shelburne, 1; Shirley, 5; Shutesbury, 1; Somerset, 2; Somer- 
ville, 9; Southbridge, 13; Stoneham, 1; Stoughton, 2; Temple- 
ton, 1; Topsfield, 1; Uxbridge, 1; Wakefield, 4; Waltham, 1; 
Wareham, 1; Watertown, 8; Wayland, 2; Webster, 1; Welles- 
ley, 1; Wellfleet, 3; West Boylston, 5; West Bridge water, 3 
Westford, 1; Westport, 1; West Springfield, 3; Weymouth, 2 
Whately, 5; Whitman, 2; Winchendon, 1; Winthrop, 4 
Woburn, 5; Worcester, 5. 

Of the whole number, 114 were cared for and treated in pub- 
lic and private hospitals and asylums. There were 761 who 
attended school, and 273 who did more or less work. Of the 
whole number, 1,056 were in fairly good physical condition, 
and 1,065 in fairly good mental condition. The price of board 
varied from less than SI per week to $6 per week. These chil- 
dren were found to be well cared for with a few exceptions 
which have been brought to the attention of the local overseers. 

The Penalty incurred by Certain Cities and Towns for 
Failure to make their Pauper Returns during the 
Month of April, 1917. 
Sections 39-42 of chapter 81 of the Revised Laws, as amended 

by chapter 115 of the Acts of 1905, are as follows: — 

Section 39. Overseers of the poor shall keep full and accu- 
rate records, in a form prescribed by the state board of charity, 
of the paupers fully supported, the persons relieved and partially 
supported, and the travellers and vagrants lodged at the expense 
of their cities and towns and of the amount paid for such sup- 
port and relief. 

Section 40. They shall annually in April, for the year ending 
on the last day of March, return to the state board of charity 
the number of such persons supported and relieved, the cost 
thereof, and a record of those fully supported. 



112 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Section 41. In the year nineteen hundred and five and in 
every tenth year thereafter the return of the overseers of the 
poor shall contain true and correct answers to such additional 
inquiries as the state board of charity may deem it advisable 
to make. 

Section 42. If the overseers of the poor of a city or town 
refuse or neglect to comply with the requirements of the three 
preceding sections, such city or town shall forfeit one dollar for 
each day's neglect, and the amount of such forfeiture shall be 
deducted from any amount to which said city or town may be 
entitled in reimbursement for relief of state paupers as provided 
in sections fifteen and sixteen of chapter eighty-five; and if no 
such reimbursement shall be due to said city or town, the for- 
feiture shall be deducted from any money which may be due 
to it from the commonwealth. 

Under these laws the Board reported to the Treasurer of the 
Commonwealth the names of the cities and towns that failed to 
make their pauper returns during the month of April, 1917, 
together with the amount of penalty incurred in each instance, 
as follows: Amesbury, $3; Amherst, $3; Avon, $8; Bedford, 
$1; Belchertown, $4; Bernardston, $1; Blandford, $6; Buck- 
land, $7; Charlemont, $3; Danvers, $11; Deerfield, $1; Dun- 
stable, $1; Easton, $10; Edgartown, $6; Framingham, $1; 
Franklin, $1 ; Freetown, $1 ; Gloucester, $4; Goshen, $7; Gran- 
ville, $6; Greenwich, $4; Hadley, $13; Hamilton, $6; Hol- 
brook, $6; Lancaster, $1; Leicester, $6; Lenox, $4; Lynnfield, 
$15; Mansfield, $6; Mattapoisett, $57; Medford, $58; Med- 
way, $2; Mendon, $4; Monterey, $7; Nahant, $2; North 
Adams, $2; Norwood, $59; Oak Bluffs, $6; Peru, $2; Phil- 
lipston, $7; Richmond, $15; Russell, $1; Salisbury, $1; Shef- 
field, $9; Sherborn, $2; South Hadley, $1; Southwick, $3; 
Stoneham, $7; Stoughton, $17; Templeton, $8; Truro, $10; 
Tyngsborough, $4; Tyringham, $4; Webster, $1; West Bridge- 
water, $2; Westminster, $6; Westwood, $3; Whately, $24; 
total, $470. 

SUPERVISION OF MOTHERS' AID. 

Under the provisions of section 5, chapter 763, Acts of 1913, 
the State Board of Charity is required in its annual report to 
the Legislature to make: (a) a report on the work done by its 



Partl.J GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 113 

own agents and by the overseers of the poor in respect to such 
families, any of whose members are without legal settlement in 
the Commonwealth; and (b) a separate report on the work 
done by the overseers in respect to such families all of whose 
members have a legal settlement in the Commonwealth. The 
text of the law is as follows: ■ — 

Acts op 1913, Chapter 763. 

An Act to provide for suitably aiding mothers with de- 
pendent CHILDREN. 

Section 1. In every city and town the overseers of the poor 
shall, subject to the provisions of the subsequent sections of this 
act, aid all mothers with dependent children under fourteen years 
of age, if such mothers are fit to bring up their children. The 
aid furnished shall be sufficient to enable the mothers to bring 
up their children properly in their own homes; and such mothers 
and their children shall not be deemed to be paupers by reason 
of receiving aid as aforesaid. 

Section 2. Before aiding any mother under the foregoing 
section, except as hereinafter provided, the overseers of the poor 
shall determine that the mother is fit to bring up her children 
and that the other members of the household and the surround- 
ings of the home are such as to make for good character, and 
that aid from the overseers is necessary to enable her to bring 
up her children properly, by making an immediate and careful 
inquiry including the resources of the family and the ability of 
its other members, if any, to work or otherwise contribute to its 
support, the existence of relatives able to assist the family, and of 
individuals, societies or agencies who may be interested therein; 
shall take all lawful means to compel all persons bound to sup- 
port the mother and children to support them, and to enforce 
any other legal rights for their benefit; shall press all members 
of the family who are able to work, other than the mother and 
her dependent children, to secure work; shall try to secure work 
for them; and shall secure all necessary aid for the mother and 
children which can be secured from relatives, organizations or 
individuals. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to 
prevent the overseers from giving prompt and suitable temporary 
aid hereunder, pending compliance with the requirements of this 
section, when in their opinion such aid is necessary and cannot 
be obtained from other sources. A detailed statement of ex- 
penses incurred under this section shall be rendered to the state 
board of charity, together with such certificates or other guar- 
antees as the said board may require. 



114 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Section 3. The said overseers, either by one of their own 
number or by their duly appointed agent, shall visit at least 
once in every three months at their homes or other place or 
places where they may be living, each mother and her dependent 
children who are being aided financially or otherwise by said 
overseers, and after each visit shall make and keep on file as a 
part of their official records a detailed statement of the condition 
of the home and family and all other data which may assist in 
determining the wisdom of the measures taken and the advisa- 
bility of their continuance; and said overseers shall at least once 
in each year reconsider the case of each mother with dependent 
children with whom they are dealing, and enter their determina- 
tion with the reason therefor on their official records. 

Section 4. This act shall apply to all mothers and their 
dependent children, whether or not they or any of them may 
have a settlement within the commonwealth, who shall have 
resided in the commonwealth not less than three years. No 
person shall acquire a settlement or be in process of acquiring a 
settlement while receiving aid hereunder. 

Section 5. The state board of charity shall hereafter super- 
vise the work done and measures taken by the overseers of the 
poor of the several cities and towns in respect to families in 
which there is one child or more under the age of fourteen, 
whether or not such family or any member thereof has a settle- 
ment within the commonwealth; and for this purpose may es- 
tablish such rules relative to notice as they deem necessary and 
may visit and inspect any or all families aided under this act 
and shall have access to any records and other data kept by the 
overseers of the poor or their representatives relating to such 
aid; and said board shall, in its annual report to the legislature, 
report upon the work done by its own agents and by the over- 
seers of the poor in respect to such families any of whose mem- 
bers are without legal settlement in the commonwealth; and 
shall make a separate report on the work done by the overseers 
of the poor in respect to such families in which all the members 
have a legal settlement in the commonwealth. 

Section 6. In respect to all mothers in receipt of aid here- 
under the city or town rendering the aid shall be reimbursed by 
the commonwealth, after approval of the bills by the state board 
of charity, for one third of the amount of the aid given. If the 
mother so aided has no settlement, the city or town shall be 
reimbursed for the total amount of the aid given after approval 
of the bills by the state board of charity as aforesaid. If the 
mother so aided has a lawful settlement in another city or town 
two thirds of the amount of such aid given may be recovered in 
an action of contract against the city or town liable therefor in 



Part I.J GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 115 

accordance with the provisions of chapter eighty-one of the 
Revised Laws and acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto. 

Section 7. For the purpose of reimbursing the cities and 
towns, as provided in the foregoing section, there shall be appro- 
priated from the treasury of the commonwealth the sum of 
fifty thousand dollars for the operations of the first year. 

Section 8. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 9. This act shall take effect on the first day of 
September, nineteen hundred and thirteen. [Approved June 
12, 1913. 

Out of its experience in the execution of this law, and under 
authority contained therein, the Board has developed the fol- 
lowing policies and rules of procedure : ■ — 

Policies. 

1 . Money on Hand. — Aid should not be granted to a mother 
who has funds in excess of $200. The applicant should be re- 
quired to show her bank book to the overseers when she applies 
for mothers' aid. 

2. Equity in Property. — The State Board of Charity is willing 
to approve aid to an applicant who has an equity not exceeding 
$500 in real estate, upon which the family resides, the assessed 
value of which does not exceed $2,000, provided that in the 
case of a widow the property has not been acquired since her 
husband's death, and further provided that no payments are 
made on the mortgage other than a reasonable rate of interest; 
taxes to be abated whenever possible. All other cases involving 
ownership of property should be referred to the Board for ap- 
proval before aid is granted. 

Aid should not be granted to a mother if she has equity in 
property in excess of $500; if the assessed value of the property 
is more than $1,500; or if the payments on the mortgage are 
other than a reasonable rate of interest; or, in the case of a 
widow, if the equity has been acquired since her husband's 
death. Taxes on property should be abated whenever possible. 

3. Temporary Need. — Aid should not be granted to a mother 
unless it seems probable that need of aid under this law will exist 
for more than one year. 

4. Desertion. — Aid should not be granted to a mother whose 
husband has deserted his family, unless a warrant for non-sup- 
port has been issued under the provisions of chapter 456, Acts 



116 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

of 1911; until one year has elapsed since the desertion occurred; 
and until every effort has been made to apprehend the deserting 
husband. 

5. Insurance. — Considering the allowance for burial expenses, 
aid should not be granted to a mother who is paying insurance 
upon the lives of her children or upon the lives of other relatives; 
also, aid should not be granted to a mother who is paying insur- 
ance upon her own life or upon the life of her totally inca- 
pacitated husband if such policies can be converted into paid-up 
policies, or if they have a reasonable cash surrender value. 

6. Burial. — It is the desire of the State Board of Charity 
that the allowance for burial shall be wholly suitable. When 
the overseers are in doubt the State Board of Charity will be 
glad to advise. 

7. Medical Aid. — Medical aid required by the mother or de- 
pendent children under fourteen years of age, either in the home 
or in the hospital, should be granted under the provisions of 
this act. Medical aid for other members of the family should be 
granted under the provisions of regular relief statutes. Reim- 
bursement by the- Commonwealth for medical aid in the home 
will be made in accordance with the provisions of chapter 292, 
Acts of 1909. Reimbursement by the Commonwealth for hos- 
pital aid will be made at a flat rate not exceeding $10.50 per 
week. 

8. Tuberculosis. — Aid should not be granted to a mother if 
a member of the family has tuberculosis in a communicable 
stage unless such person shall apply for admission to a sana- 
torium, and shall agree, pending admission to the sanatorium, 
to conduct himself in a manner prescribed by the local health 
authorities, and also unless the other members of the family have 
been examined for tuberculosis. 

9. Male Lodgers. — Aid should not be granted to a mother if 
she has male lodgers or boarders other than the father or brother 
of applicant. 

10. Illegitimate Children. — Aid should not be granted to a 
mother with illegitimate children unless with the approval of the 
State Board of Charity. 

11. Woman with One Child. — Aid should not be granted to a 
mother whose only child is under fourteen years of age, unless 
the mother, by reason of illness of either mother or child, is 
unable to provide proper support. 

12. Part-time Work for Mother. — Only such part-time work 
as the mother can do without detriment to her health and with- 
out neglecting her home and her children should be encouraged. 
If a member of a family of working age claims to be unable to 
work because of illness a physician should examine the person 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 117 

to determine his ability to work and to prescribe for his medical 
needs. 

13. Work for Children over Fourteen Years of Age. — ■ Every de- 
pendent child upon reaching the age of fourteen years should go 
to work for the time allowed by the school attendance laws, 
provided that he is physically able to work, and also provided 
that suitable employment can be obtained for him. 

14. Kind of Aid (Method of Disbursement) . — Cash aid should 
be granted in every case if the mother is found to be competent 
to manage cash. All allowances should be granted weekly. A 
card catalogue system rather than a pay roll is recommended. 
Checks on the city or town treasurer, post office money orders, 
or registered letters are approved methods of disbursement. 

15. Amount of Aid. — Family Budget: In determining the 
amount of aid necessary for a given family, not only the number 
of persons in an applicant's family, but also the health, the age 
and the capabilities of each member of the family should be 
considered. The former income, and the former standards of 
living of the family, as well as the standards of self-supporting 
citizens in the neighborhood, should also be considered. 

The amount of weekly aid should vary with the changing 
needs of the family. For instance, aid should be increased in 
time of sickness; and it should be decreased proportionately as 
the earning capacity, or the income of the family from any other 
source, increases. Aid should be discontinued as soon as the 
family becomes self-supporting. 

Weekly Expenses: The following items of expense are suggested 
for the careful consideration of the overseers when estimating 
the amount of aid necessary for a given family: — 

Food — Extra food allowance should be made for members of the fam- 
ily who are predisposed to tuberculosis or who are convalescing from 
illness. In large families the per capita food allowance may be somewhat 
reduced. 

Rent — a reasonable amount for a suitable tenement of proper size in 
a desirable location. 

Fuel — 

Clothing — 

Weekly Income: The following sources of weekly income 
should be carefully considered by the overseers in estimating the 
weekly income of a given family: — 

Income from funds, pensions, rentals, etc. 
Aid from relatives and societies. 
Net wages of mother for part-time work. 
Net wages of children of working age. 



118 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The amount of aid needed by a given family may be esti- 
mated by finding the difference between the total weekly expenses 
of the family and its net weekly income. 



Rules relative to Notice and Reimbursement by the 

Commonwealth. 

1. An applicant for mothers' aid should apply in person to 
the overseers of the poor of the city or town where she resides, 
and she should file a statement as to her resources and her needs 
on Form 1479. 

2. Aid should be rendered directly to the applicant, or, in 
case of illness, to her authorized adult representative. Minor 
children should not be allowed to call at the overseers' office for 
mothers' aid. 

3. Overseers of the poor should notify the State Board of 
Charity on Form 1477 or 1478 when they begin to aid, under the 
provisions of chapter 763, Acts of 1913, and such original notice 
shall remain in force until the case is closed. 

4. When a recipient of mothers' aid moves out of a city or 
town the case should be closed. A new application for mothers' 
aid should be made to the overseers of the poor of the town to 
w r hich the family has removed. 

5. Whenever a case is closed by the overseers of the poor, 
the overseers should notify the State Board of Charity of the 
date when the last aid was rendered, and state their reasons for 
closing the case on Form 1475. 

6. Whenever an applicant changes her address the overseers 
of the poor should notify the State Board of Charity. 

7. If a case that has been closed is reopened the overseers 
should state upon the new notice their reasons for reopening the 
case. 

8. If the overseers of the poor and the State Board of Charity 
consider it is for the welfare of the family, reimbursement will 
be approved by the Commonwealth during the absence on vaca- 
tion of the mother or any of her dependent children. During the 
temporary absence from the State of a recipient of mothers' 
aid, the weekly payments under the mothers' aid law should be 
suspended unless otherwise authorized by the State Board of 
Charity. 

9. After each quarterly visit (as required by section 3, chapter 
763), the overseers of the poor should report to the State Board 
of Charity on Form 1475 as to conditions in the home and as to 
the continuance or discontinuance of aid. These quarterly re- 
ports serve as renewal notices and as reports of the result of the 
yearly reconsideration of the case. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 119 

10. Reimbursement by the Commonwealth, in accordance' with 
the provisions of section 6, chapter 763, will not be allowed for 
more than ten days prior to the date of mailing of the original 
notice. 

11. Application for burial expenses should be made upon Form 
1480, and this statement should be filed with the bill claiming 
reimbursement from the Commonwealth. 

12. In all cases the overseers of the poor shall furnish satis- 
factory proof that the applicant has resided in Massachusetts 
for three years next 'prior to the date of her application for 
mothers' aid. 

13. In cases where the overseers of the poor claim that the 
mother aided has no legal settlement, the overseers of the poor 
shall furnish satisfactory proof that there is no settlement in any 
city or town in Massachusetts. 

14. In cases where the mother aided has a lawful settlement 
in another city or town of the Commonwealth, the overseers 
shall notify such city or town when they begin to aid on Form 
1470. Denial of settlement must be made by the overseers of 
the poor thus notified within thirty days. 

15. Bills should be rendered to the Commonwealth semi-annu- 
ally, for the periods ending April 30 and October 31. 

In accordance with the foregoing requirements the following 
report for the year December 1, 1916, to November 30, 1917, 
is submitted. 

From the tabulation on pages 125 and 128 it appears that 
since September 1, 1913, the date when the law w T ent into effect, 
notices of claims for reimbursement by cities and towns have 
reached the State Board of Charity involving a total of 6,368 
mothers with 20,017 dependent children under fourteen years 
of age. Twelve per cent of the whole number were without 
legal settlement in the Commonwealth. Hence, eighty-eight 
per cent of the whole number had legal settlement and would 
not therefore be the subjects of relief from the State treasury 
except for the mothers' aid law. As settled persons they were 
chargeable to the local communities, the State treasury reim- 
bursing one-third the cost instead of paying all as in unsettled 
cases. 

During the year 208 cities and towns granted aid under this 
provision of law T , an increase of 16 over last year. There were 
862 notices received claiming reimbursement for aid rendered 



120 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

to families having legal settlements and 195 covering families 
having no legal settlement, making a total of 1,057 notices. 
The number of active cases November 30, 1917, was 3,242, an 
increase of 207 during the year. The 850 families which repre- 
sent the difference between the total of new applications and 
the positive increase in active cases are those in which aid was 
discontinued during the year. 

The notices received during the year included 73 mothers 
without legal settlement, wherein the status of the husband was 
as follows: deserting, 35; tubercular, 20; totally incapacitated, 
8; insane, 5; imprisoned, 4; divorced, 1; also 288 mothers 
having legal settlement, with husband classified as follows: 
deserting, 90; tubercular, 103; totally incapacitated, 40; in- 
sane, 37; imprisoned, 10; divorced, 8. 

Although this law has been in force four years it has not yet 
had the broadening influence over other forms of public relief 
that should be expected. It was enacted to "enable the 
mothers to bring up their children properly in their own 
homes," and further provides that "before aiding . . . the 
overseers of the poor shall determine that the mother is fit to 
bring up her children and that the other members of the house- 
hold and the surroundings of the home are such as to make for 
good character." It is a serious question as to where this line of 
fitness shall be drawn, and until such time as the court shall have 
decided that a mother is unfit to bring up her children, or has 
otherwise defined the degree of fitness contemplated, it will 
continue to be difficult both for administrative and for super- 
visory boards to attempt to prevent a mother in any given 
instance from receiving aid under this law if aid from the over- 
seers is, in fact, necessary "to enable her to bring up her chil- 
dren." Does not the refusal of such aid cause the innocent 
children to suffer many hardships? If we answer that other 
relief laws are adequate, it must be admitted that the very 
conditions which caused the enactment of the' mothers' aid law 
still exist in some cities and towns, viz., the refusal of some 
local boards of overseers to furnish adequate relief to families 
in which the State Board of Charity has not such supervision 
as the new law accords. To correct this backward condition 
either the scope of the new law must be broadened, or addi- 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 121 

tional pressure, probably by way of amendment to the regular 
relief laws, must be brought upon the local relief officials to 
compel adequate relief in all cases. 

It should be noted that the majority of overseers are doing 
their work well with the means at hand, and much of the criti- 
cism of inadequate relief should be charged not to them but to 
the failure of local officials having control of the city or town 
finances to appropriate sufficient funds. 

Experience with this law shows that relatives outside the 
line of consanguinity, as well as private societies and agencies, 
have failed to continue their financial support to many fam- 
ilies in whom they were interested prior to the passage of this 
act. With private philanthropy the line ,of demarcation be- 
tween public and private obligation may seem vague and open 
to dispute; with relatives there can be no question that between 
them and the public treasury there is the moral obligation to 
take care of their own kin. The State Board's policy, recom- 
mending that cash aid be granted in every case if the mother is 
found to be competent to manage cash, has been generally 
adopted, but a few local boards still adhere to the archaic sys- 
tem of issuing orders upon local dealers, thereby causing many 
self-respecting women to feel humiliated. The resourceful 
woman can also show an economic and healthful gain if allowed 
to plan and purchase her own provisions. 

The question of desertion is still one of the most difficult 
public relief problems. It is increasing. The provisions of 
chapter 456, Acts of 1911, while technically ample and com- 
mendable, have failed to remedy this evil, due partly to the 
inaction of prosecuting authorities, especially in cases requiring 
extradition. It seems certain that real results cannot be ob- 
tained until we have centralized authority, with power to ap- 
prehend and prosecute the deserting husband. 

To meet the needs of a special commission on social insur- 
ance a welcome opportunity has. been afforded to make a special 
analysis of the mothers' aid cases. The result is to be found 
in Appendix A of Senate Document No. 244, dated January 15, 
1918, and entitled "Report of the Special Commission on 
Social Insurance." Some of the more important findings are 
reproduced here. 



122 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Detailed analysis was made of data in the Board's files rela- 
tive to 3,516 mothers' aid families, covering the whole period 
of the operation of the law. 

Geographical Distribution. 
It was found that the largest number of dependent families 
in proportion to population were resident in Boston, that city 
containing 34.7 per cent of all such families, even though its 
population represents but 20.2 per cent of the total population 
of the State. Seventy-five and two-tenths per cent of all cases 
were confined to 22 cities, even though all 38 cities and 267 of 
the 316 towns in the Commonwealth were represented in the 
returns. 

Causes of Dependency. 

Dependency in 75.3 per cent was due directly to the death 
of the father; in 11.1 per cent to his incapacity; and in 13.6 
per cent to his irresponsibility. These proportions for the whole 
group remain true, also, for each locality, whether city or town. 

Tuberculosis was the sole or contributing cause of death in 
27.8 per cent of all cases where the father had died and the 
cause of death was known, viz., 2,425 cases. Pneumonia came 
next with 13.7 per cent; accident, 11.7 per cent. 

Of the 389 cases of incapacity, 49.4 per cent were due to 
tuberculosis; insanity, 27.6 per cent. It should be noted, in 
observing the relatively small proportion of incapacitated 
fathers, that temporary incapacity is cared for under other laws, 
and that these cases therefore represent incapacity of long 
duration. 

Four hundred seventy-eight, or 13.6 per cent, of the fathers 
in the entire group were classed as irresponsible, that is to say, 
they, through fault of their own, were depriving their families 
of support necessary to keep them from public dependency. 
Eighty-four and nine-tenths per cent had deserted their fam- 
ilies; 9 per cent were in prison; while 6.1 per cent were either 
separated or divorced. There is further evidence in the data 
to show that in 497, or 14.1 per cent, of the entire group of 
cases studied alcohol was at least a contributing cause of the 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



123 



dependency. Forty-one per cent of the irresponsibles were 
known to be. addicted to the use of alcohol. The following 
chart shows the relative proportions in these several sets of 
causes : ■ — 

CAUSES OF DEPENDENCY 

BASED ON A STUDY. OF RECORDS OF THE STATE BOARD OF CHARITY 
COVERING 35IS FAMILIES WHO RECEIVED 'MOTHER'S AID" DURING THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 1,1913 TO SEPTEMBER 1,1317. 



ALL CAUSES 

(BASED ON A TOTAL OF 3516 cases — causes known) 



CAUSES OF DEATH 

(BASED ON A TOTAL OF 2425 CASES — CAUSES KNOWN ) 





CAUSES OF INCAPACITY 

(BASED ON A TOTAL OF 389 CASES— CAUSES KNOWN.) 



NATURE OF IRRESPONSIBILITY 

(BASED ON A TOTAL OF 47B CASES — CAUSES KNOWN) 





Weekly Wage of Bread Winners. 

In 2,405 of the cases the previous weekly wage of the father 

was found of record. Of these, 81.5 per cent earned less than 

$20 a week; 38.4 per cent were earning between $15 and $20; 

38.1 per cent were receiving between $10 and $15; while 5 per 



124 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

cent earned less than $10; 3.4 per cent earned $30 or more. 
The average mothers' aid family was found to contain three 
children under fourteen years of age. In the group of irre- 
sponsibles, 28.3 per cent were earning $20 or more. 

Insurance. 

The Board's figures of last year touching insurance in 
mothers' aid families are borne out in this analysis. In 77.9 
per cent of all the families at least one member was insured. 

The amount of insurance was stated in the cases of 1,748 
fathers. Of these, 41.1 per cent carried $500 or over, and 21.5 
per cent carried $1,000 or over. The more usual amount ranged 
between $100 and $300. In 1,623 families the amount of in- 
surance paid upon the death of the father was ascertained. 
Approximately three-fifths received less than $500, the average 
for this subgroup being $227.20. The cost of burial in the 
same subgroup was found to average $154.23. The average 
margin of benefit from insurance on and above the cost of 
funeral was therefore $73. 

In connection with these figures the lapse of time between 
the death and the application for aid is of special interest. 
This interval was stated in 1,466 cases. In 42 per cent of these 
families dependency occurred within six months of the death. 
There were 860 families who received less than $500 each in 
benefits, of which number 429 became dependent within six 
months of the father's death. 

State Outlays for Mothers' Aid. 
The appropriation for the fiscal year ending November 30, 
1917, amounting to $400,000, was expended, and there were 
also unpaid claims amounting to $75,000 to be carried over 
against the appropriation of 1918. The total expenditure of the 
Commonwealth for the relief of families since the law became 
operative September 1, 1913, has been $1,124,997.55. 



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PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



129 



Cities and Towns rendering Mothers' Aid. Number of Cases active November 

30, 1917. 



City or Town 



Abington 

Agawam 

Amesbury 

Andover 

Arlington 

Ashland 

Athol 

Attleboro 

Avon 

Ayer 

Barnstable 

Barre 

Belchertown 

Bellingham 

Belmont 

Berlin 

Beverly . 

Billerica 

Blackstone 

Boston . 

Bourne . 

Boylston 

Braintree 

Bridgewate ] 

Brockton 

Brookfield 

Brookline 

Cambridge 

Carlisle . 

Charlemont 

Chatham 

Chelmsford 

Chelsea . 

Chicopee 

Clinton . 

Cohasset 



4 

12 

1 

2 

16 

1 

1 

4 

1 

1 

2 

4 

1 

21 

4 

1 

1,173 

2 

1 



1 
34 
115 
1 
2 
2 
2 

63 

15 

5 

2 



City or Town 



Concord 

Dalton . 

Danvers 

Dartmouth 

Dedham 

Dighton 

Douglas . 

Dover 

Dracut . 

Duxbury 

East Bridgewater 

Eastham 

Easthampton 

Easton . 

Edgartown 

Erving . 

Everett . 

Fairhaven 

Fall River 

Falmouth 

Fitchburg 

Foxborough 

Framingham 

Franklin 

Freetown 

Gardner 

Georgetown 

Gloucester 

Grafton . 

Great Barringtc 

Greenfield 

Hadley . 

Hamilton 

Hampden 

Hanover 

Haverhill 



130 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17 



Cities and Towns rendering Mothers' Aid. Number of Cases active November 
30, 1 91 7 — Continued. 



City or Tow 


N 


Cases 


City or Town 


Cases 


Hingham 




5 


Montague 


3 


Holbrook 










1 


Nahant . 








1 


Holden . 










2 


Nantucket 








1 


Holliston 










3 


Natick . 








6 


Holyoke 










40 


Needhain 








4 


Hopedale 










3 


New Bedford 








117 


Hudson . 










1 


Newbury 








2 


Hull 










1 


Newburyport 








4 


Ipswich . 










3 


Newton . 








48 


Lawrence 










56 


North Adams 








12 


Lee 










2 


North Andover 








1 


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2 


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9 


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1 


North Brookfield 








1 


Leominster 










12 


North Reading 








1 


Lexington 










4 


Northampton 








13 


Lincoln . 










1 


Northborough 








1 


Longmeadow 










1 


Northbridge . 








1 


Lowell . 










135 


Norton . 










3 


Ludlow . 










2 


Norwood 










4 


Lynn 










52 


Oak Bluffs 










1 


Lynnfield 










1 


Oakham 










1 


Maiden . 










54 


Orange . 










2 


Mansfield 










2 


Palmer . 










2 


Marblehead 










12 


Peabody 










23 


Marlborough 










8 


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1 


Marshfield 










1 


Pepperell 










1 


Mattapoisett 










1 


Pittsfield 










13 


Maynard 










7 


Plainville 










1 


Med ford 










15 


Plymouth 










10 


Medway 










2 


Provincetown 










3 


Melrose . 










16 


Quincy . 










32 


Merrimac 










1 


Randolph 










3 


Methuen 










11 


Reading 










7 


Milford . 










26 


Revere . 










19 


Milton 










6 


Rockland 










6 


Monson . 










1 


Rockport 










1 



Part LI GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD, 



131 



Cities and Towns rendering Mothers' Aid. Number of Cases active November 
30, 1917 — Concluded. 



City or 


Town 




Cases 


Rowley 


2 


Rutland 










3 


Salem 










51 


Saugus . 










8 


Scituate . 










4 


Seekonk 










1 


Sharon . 










1 


Sherborn 










1 


Shirley . 










2 


Somerville 










62 


Southborough 










2 


Southbridge 










11 


Spencer . 










4 


Springfield 










49 


Stockbridge 










1 


Stoneham 










3 


Stoughton 










3 


Sturbridge 










1 


Sunderland 










1 


Swampscott 










1 


Taunton 










27 


Templeton 










3 


Tewksbury 










3 


Upton . 










2 


Uxbridge 










2 


Wakefield 










15 


Walpole . 










5 


Waltham 








38 



City or Town 



Ware 
Wareham 
Warren . 
Watertown 
Webster . 
Wellesley 
West Bridgewater 
West Brookfield 
West Newbury 
West Springfield 
Westborough 
Westfield 
Westford 
Westwood 
Weymouth 
Whitman 
Wilbraham 
Williamsburg 
Williamstown 
Wilmington 
Winchendon 
Winchester 
Winthrop 
Woburn . 
Worcester 
Wrentham 
Total 



3 
3 
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12 

11 
7 
2 
1 
2 
4 
2 
4 
2 
1 

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2 
2 
5 
1 
1 
1 
4 
7 

16 
129 

3 



3,242 



SUPERVISION OF WAYFARERS' LODGES AND PUBLIC 
LODGING HOUSES. 

Acts of 1914, chapter 606, places upon the Board the duty 
of annual inspection of all wayfarers' lodges and public lodging 
houses, whose charges are 25 cents or less for each person per 
day. The text of the act is as follows : — 



132 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Chapter 606, Acts of 1914. 

An Act to establish state supervision of wayfarers* 
lodges and public lodging houses. 

Section 1. Every building, lodge, enclosure or establishment 
in which wayfarers, tramps, wanderers, needy persons or persons 
out of work are habitually fed or provided with a place to sleep, 
whether under public or private management, shall be deemed 
a wayfarers' lodge within the meaning of this act. Every build- 
ing not licensed as an inn, having a capacity for housing ten 
or more persons, in which persons are lodged for a price of 
twenty-five cents or less for each person for a day of twenty- 
four hours, or for any part thereof, or free, or in return for any 
work, service or value rendered, shall be deemed a public lodging 
house within the meaning of this act. 

Section 2. The state board of charity shall visit and inspect, 
at least once in each year, every wayfarers' lodge and every 
public lodging house found within the commonwealth, and for 
this purpose shall be authorized to enter upon any premises 
where such lodge or lodging house is maintained, at any or all 
times of the day or night. 

Section 3. The said board shall have authority to consult 
with and advise individuals or officers conducting any such 
lodge or lodging house regarding the conduct of the same and 
the best methods of serving the public welfare thereby, and 
may, in its discretion, transmit a statement of its findings as a 
result of its inspection or consultation to any person, officer or 
board properly interested therein. 

Section 4. The said board may require of all persons, offi- 
cers or boards conducting a wayfarers' lodge or a public lodging 
house such reports of facts and circumstances relative thereto, 
its inmates and its administration as the board may deem ad- 
visable. 

Section 5. The said board shall include in its annual report 
to the governor and council a detailed report of its inspection and 
supervision hereunder, and such other matters relating to way- 
farers' lodges and public lodging houses as it may deem proper. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 2, 1914- 

Each year since the passage of this statute the Board has 
sought an appropriation sufficient to allow the appointment of 
an inspector to carry on this work, but no appropriation has 
thus far been granted, and no inspector has been appointed. 



Part I J GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 133 

By placing additional burdens, however, upon the Board's 
almshouse inspector some information and some results have 
been obtained towards the proper execution of the new func- 
tion. 

During the year the Board's almshouse inspector has visited 
all the wayfarers' lodges and public lodging houses as returned 
by the local boards of police and overseers of the poor, and 
which may rightfully be interpreted as falling under the statute. 
They were 45 in number, and of these 1 has been closed in 
Boston for lack of patronage and change of administration, 1 
has raised the minimum price from 25 to 30 cents, thus remov- 
ing it from the provisions of this law; 1 has been closed in 
Fitchburg because of a change in management; 1 has been 
temporarily closed in Lynn; 1 has been closed in Salem and 1 
in Springfield because of lack of patronage. 

Conditions were found in the main up to a fair standard of 
cleanliness. In one instance unclean conditions were called to 
the attention of the local board of health, who promised a 
thorough renovation. 

As the chief source of revenue to the keeper of the public 
lodging house is from the patronage of the poorer class of men, 
high wages and scarcity of labor has had the effect of greatly 
decreasing the number of patrons, and in some cases, as re- 
ported above, has closed them up. 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES OF THE BOARD. 
The State Outdoor Poor. 
Numbers. 
Unsettled persons in distress are aided in the first instance 
by the city or town in which they are so found. For purposes 
of administration, these State cases are divided into the fol- 
lowing classifications : — 

(a) The sick State poor (Revised Laws, chapter 85, sections 
14, 15). 

(b) Cases of dangerous diseases (Acts of 1902, chapter 213, 
amended by Acts of 1907, chapter 386, and Acts of 1909, chap- 
ter 380). 

(c) Cases of wife-settlement (Revised Laws, chapter 80, sec- 



134 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

tion 1, chapter 85, section 16, amended by Acts of 1909, chap- 
ter 98). 

(d) Cases of temporary aid (Revised Laws, chapter 81, sec- 
tion 21, amended by Acts of 1903, chapter 355, amended by 
Acts of 1912, chapter 331). 

The statutes provide that the expense of such relief, following 
proper notice to the Board, and approval after consideration, 
shall be reimbursed by the Commonwealth. In accordance 
with these laws, 17,793 such notices were received during the 
official year from 250 cities and towns, on account of 36,295 
persons and 11,965 patients, a net decrease of 86, or about 
one-half of 1 per cent from the previous year. Of these 
notices, 7,922, concerning 7,922 individuals, were on account 
of persons too sick to be removed; 3,666 notices, concerning 
3.666 individuals, were on account of persons sick with dan- 
gerous diseases; 541 notices, concerning 2,449 individuals, were 
for cases of wife-settlement; and 5,664 notices, covering 22,258 
individuals, were for temporary aid and transportation. Of the 
total number of notices above mentioned, 3,819, concerning 
9,946 individuals, were in cases on account of which a previ- 
ous notice had been received during the year. 

(a) Cases of Sick State Poor. — There were 7,922 notices of 
sick State poor sent by 165 cities and towns concerning 7,922 
persons who were represented as too ill to be removed. This 
number shows a net decrease in the number of notices from the 
previous year of 361, or about 4.3 per cent and, as compared 
with the official year, 1914-15, an increase of 248, or about 
3.2 per cent. The largest number of notices received in any 
one month was 824, in January, and smallest, 518, in October. 
Of these 7,922 notices, 3,979, about 52 per cent, were from the 
city of Boston, viz., 3,901 from the Boston City Hospital, 70 from 
the institutions department, and 8 from the Boston Lying-in 
Hospital. The number of visits made by the officers of the 
Board in the investigation of these 7,922 notices was 17,754. 
As a result of these investigations the overseers of the poor 
were directed to discontinue aid in 1,390 cases, on account of 
the recovery of the patient sufficiently to permit of his removal 
to the State Infirmary. In 228 cases aid was refused because 
at the time of the application the patient could have been re- 
moved without danger. Out of the 5,762 cases investigated 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 135 

by the visitors settlements were found in 76, covering 76 per- 
sons. Among those reported as sick there were 559 deaths. 

(b) Cases of Dangerous Diseases. — The number of notices 
received was 3,666 from 104 cities and towns, concerning 3,666 
persons, all patients. These figures show a net increase of 143, 
or about 4 per cent over the previous year, and, as compared 
with the year 1914-15, an increase of 348; or 10.5 per cent. Of 
these 3,666 notices, 1,361, or about 37 per cent, were from the 
city of Boston. The following diseases were reported: an- 
terior poliomyelitis, 29; anthrax, 4; anti-rabic treatment for 
dog bite, 1; cerebro-spinal meningitis, 5; diphtheria, 1,174; 
leprosy, 1; measles, 237; ophthalmia neonatorum, 38; scarlet 
fever, 480; smallpox, 18; suppurative conjunctivitis, 14; tra- 
choma, 2; tuberculosis, 1,526; typhoid fever, 137. The num- 
ber of visits made by the officers of the Board in these cases 
was 7,607, and of 1,982 new cases investigated, settlements 
were found in 170, covering 170 persons. 

(c) Cases of Wife-settlement. — The number of notices re- 
ceived was 541 from 43 cities and towns, concerning 2,449 per- 
sons, of whom 377 were sick. These figures show a net decrease 
in the number of notices, as compared with the previous year, 
of 367, or about 40.4 per cent, and as compared with the year 
1914-15 a decrease of 1,067, or about 66.3 per cent. Of these 
541 notices, 243, or about 45 per cent, were from the city of 
Boston. As these 541 notices represent men whose families 
have settlements in some city or town within the Common- 
wealth, and one of these men was found to have a settle- 
ment, the total number aided by the State was 540, of whom 
220 were sick. The number of visits made in these cases was 
560. As a result of the visits the local authorities were advised 
to discontinue aid in 1 case. 

(d) Cases of Temporary Aid. — The number of notices re- 
ceived was 5,664, concerning 22,258 persons from 208 cities and 
towns. The largest number of notices received in any one 
month was 1,725, in January, and the smallest number 237, in 
October. The whole number shows a net increase, as compared 
with the preceding year, of 499, or about 9.6 per cent, and with 
the year 1914-15 a decrease of 1,641, or about 22.4 per cent. 
Of these notices, 693, or about 12.2 per cent, were received from 
the city of Boston. The number of visits made under these 



136 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



notices was 6,457. There were 1,338 new cases investigated 
by the agents of the Board, and 272 settlements were found, 
covering 1,010 persons. As a result of visitation, aid was dis- 
continued in 436 cases, and in 9 cases aid was refused. 

Transportation has been furnished during the year to 96 
persons; of these, 17 were sent to Canada and 79 to other 
States, as follows: Connecticut, 10; Georgia, 1; Maine, 5; 
Michigan, 7; New Hampshire, 16; New Jersey, 4; New York, 
18; Pennsylvania, 5; Rhode Island, 8; Vermont, 5. (Re- 
vised Laws, chapter 81, section 21.) 

Transportation has also been provided for 5 shipwrecked 
seamen from Chatham to Boston. (Revised Laws, chapter 66, 
section 7.) 

Cost 
The number, amount and allowances of the bills examined by 
the Board on account of cases of sick State poor, wife-settle- 
ment, dangerous diseases, temporary aid and burials are shown 
in the following tabulation. It is to be noted that the total 
shown in this table may vary somewhat from the total paid 
out of the treasury during the fiscal year from the appropri- 
ation in question. This possible variance arises from the fact 
that bills audited by this Board are in some cases not actually 
paid during the year for which the audit is shown. For actual 
expenditure out of these respective appropriations see page 188. 



Classes of Cases 


Bills 


Claims 


Allowance 


Deduction 


Sick State poor: — 










Boston City Hospital 


2,430 


$35,589 60 


130,426 60 


$5,163 00 


Other cases ..... 


3,249 


58,346 47 


49,270 46 


9,076 01 


Wife-settlement ..... 


792 


10,606 77 


10,302 08 


304 69 


Dangerous diseases : — 










Boston City Hospital 


550 


16,931 00 


14,720 00 


2,211 00 


Other cases 


2,214 


74,938 24 


55,276 50 


19,661 74 


Temporary aid ...... 


5,401 


208,241 93 


200,064 66i 


8,177 27 


Mothers with dependent children . 


7,504 


401,526 02 


399,999 79 


3,526 23 


Burial 


700 


8,867 29 


7,999 69 


867 60 


Totals 


22,840 


$815,047 32 


$768,059 78 


$48,987 54 





Credit, $65.41. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



137 



The item for temporary aid in the above tabulation includes 
$364.53 expended for transportation of the 96 State paupers 
above referred to, and $16.25 for the conveyance of the 5 ship- 
wrecked seamen. 



Classes of Cases 



investigated 



Settlements 
found 



Persons 
covered 



Sick State poor . 
Wife-settlement 
Temporary aid . 
Dangerous diseases 
Burial 

Totals . 



5,672 

47 

1,338 

1,982 

473 



9,602 



76 

1 

272 

170 

6 



525 



1 

1,010 

170 



1,263 



Settlement Work. 
The following table is a summary of the work done during 
the year in the examination and in the investigation of settle- 
ments of inmates of the State institutions: — 



Institutions 


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State Infirmary 


4,156 


889 


509 


315 


148 


972 


State Farm . . . . 




5,015 


146 


64 


49 


29 


142 


Lakeville State Sanatorium . 




273 


175 


166 


22 


- 


188 


North Reading State Sanatorium 




266 


191 


167 


20 


.- 


187 


Rutland State Sanatorium . 




397 


304 


280 


28 


- 


308 


Westfield State Sanatorium . 




194 


155 


144 


20 


- 


164 


Massachusetts Hospital School 




65 


65 


54 


10 


- 


64 


Norfolk State Hospital . 




1,060 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Office 




227 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Foxborough State Hospital . 




- 


- 


- 


- 




1 


Monson State Hospital . 




- 


- 


- 


- 




1 


School for Feeble-minded 




- 


- 


- 


- 




1 


Westborough State Hospital 




- 


- 


- 


- 




1 


Totals 


11,653 


1,925 


1,384 


464 


181 


2,029 



Cases pending November 30, 1916 
Cases pending November 30, 1917 



659 
555 



138 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Removals. 
The Board is charged with the duty of removing sane paupers 
to cities or towns within the State, or, when not belonging in 
Massachusetts, to the State or place where they belong. The 
following table shows the removals made during the year: — 







Removed 


FROM — 




REMOVED TO- 


State 
Infirmary 


State 
Farm 


Local 
Office 


Totals 


Other countries: — 










Canada ....... 


13 


- 


IS 


31 


Great Britain 


- 


- 


4 


4 


Newfoundland ...... 


6 


- 


8 


14 


Portugal (Azores) 


- 


- 


3 


3 


Discharged to United States Commis- 
sioner of Immigration for deportation 
to various countries .... 


11 


_ 


_ 


11 


Totals ...... 


30 


- 


33 


63 


Other States: — 










California 


1 


- 


- 


1 


Connecticut 


5 


1 


5 


11 


District of Columbia .... 


- 


- 


2 


2 


Illinois 


2 


- 


2 


4 


Kentucky 


- 


- 


1 


1 


Maine 


14 


1 


38 


53 


Maryland ....... 


2 


- 


- 


2 


Minnesota ...... 


1 


- 


- 


1 


Missouri ....... 


1 


- 


- 


1 




19 


- 


4 


23 


New Jersey 


3 


1 


2 


6 


New York ...... 


11 


- 


33 


44 


North Carolina ..... 


3 


2 


8 


13 


Pennsylvania ...... 


5 


- 


9 


14 


Rhode Island ...... 


15 


4 


7 


26 


Texas 


1 


- 


- 


1 


Vermont 


1 


- 


12 


13 


Washington ...... 


- 


- 


1 


1 


Totals 


84 


9 


124 


217 


Town of residence 


1,928 


4,347 


56 


6,331 


Grand total ...... 


- 


- 


- 


6,611 



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139 





Summary of Removals. 








1915 


1916 


1917 


To other countries 


144 
322 

7,092 


104 

270 

6,881 


63 
217 


To town of residence . 




6,331 


Totals 


7,558 


7,255 


6,611 







The Wokk of the Social Service Department, including 
the After-care of Women and Children. 

In January, 1917, the social service department was assigned 
the discharge of all women patients from the State Infirmary 
except transferred prisoners and State wards. In doing this 
a rather superficial survey has been made of the inmates in the 
several wards. 

The "House," or almshouse department, a conglomerate and 
difficult population of about 250, contains various groups: — 

I. A shifting population of three types, viz. : — 

(a) Those who have been acutely sick and are convalescing, 
and who have homes or relatives to whom they can return. 
They present almost no problem at discharge, since their fam- 
ilies are ready to receive them. 

(b) The alcoholics, who might have friends except for their 
behavior, and who find Tewksbury a shelter after periodic 
drinking. Over the alcoholic who returns more than once in a 
year the State should be given legal custody of some kind, — 
a transfer to the State Farm, or hard labor at the Infirmary for 
a year. As an experiment we have taken the arbitrary stand 
that when a woman has been given a chance in a good position 
and returns because of intoxication she must stay for at least 
six months. The constant going back and forth of drunken 
women is a menace to the community and to the institution. 
When they come finally to the State it is our duty to protect 
the community, the institution and them. Seventy-nine women 
were admitted during the year for alcoholism. Ninety-three 
women were diagnosed as arteriosclerotic, in many instances a 
result of alcoholic poisoning. 



140 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

(c) A third type are those who earn in the summer and return 
to winter at the Infirmary. These women are usually crippled 
with rheumatism in the cold weather, or are too frail to endure 
a cold garret bedroom and little food. They earn their living 
in odd ways such as selling pencils and shoestrings; peddling 
apples; soliciting soap; selling worsted jackets and iron holders; 
kitchen work; sitting on the Common on pleasant days to beg 
a few cents and eating their meals at Chardon Street Home. 
The stronger ones are able to work at the summer hotels. 
These women have neither friends nor relatives, and are usually 
unmarried or widows. Most of them are foreign born. If they 
are able to walk out in the spring they cannot be persuaded to 
stay in Tewksbury, but they all expect to return for the winter 
and frankly say so. Is it better to allow them their poor inde- 
pendence, and so be a drain on the community, thus saving 
the State a little expense, or to keep them in the institution? 
They are not a menace; they merely cease to be of any eco- 
nomic value. Their careers are varied and their persistence 
unfailing. 

II. There are 90 to 100 old ladies who are permanent in- 
mates, unless some fairy godmother leaves them a relative or 
money. Most of them were domestics, hard-working and 
honest, and had sent home a part of their wages or given it to 
a brother's or a sister's family. They never thought of their 
crippled old age which would be friendless. Many are able to 
walk only a few steps, and some not at all. At any time they 
may become bed patients or die suddenly. For many, one 
would wish a happier dwelling place than the huge ward of the 
house, where they are subject to quarrelsome language of 
boisterous alcoholics and impudent girls. It might be possible 
to board the less feeble out in good homes at the State's ex- 
pense. This has been tried in one instance. A bright old 
lady of seventy-six, able to do a little but not strong enough 
to earn wages, is boarded in a private family at $4 a week. 
Here she does the family mending, dusting and light work, and 
so supplements her board. She has become the grandmother 
of the home. For those who are too crippled to leave the hos- 
pital a sunny sitting room, without the beds, with plants and 
comfortable chairs, away from the noisy patients, would add 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 141 

much to the comfort of these old souls, who are inmates here 
oftentimes because they have been too generous in their days 
of capacity. 

Fifty-seven in this group have been married, and 40 are 
single. Two have been inmates of the Infirmary for twenty- 
eight years, 1 for twenty-one years, 1 for seventeen, 2 for 
fifteen, 1 for fourteen and 3 for twelve. Seventeen have been 
there one year each, and 36 were admitted during 1917. 

Among the inmates of the house who are physically handi- 
capped there are 8 blind women and 4 blind girls; 1 who has 
lost both feet; 1 who has lost a leg; 34 who are mentally 
queer, either feeble-minded or insane; 32 who are unable to 
walk; and 3 who are extremely deaf. 

III. The third group in the house are composed of young 
girls and a few children who are State wards. They receive 
much attention and instruction and have their separate dormi- 
tory and special sitting room. They could not be better cared 
for unless removed entirely from the Infirmary, — a disposition 
which is greatly to be desired. 

Chronic Bed Patients. 
The female hospital, south end, contains two wards on the 
first floor for chronic bed patients, old and young. There is no 
other hospital to which any of these patients may be sent, as 
all are without funds. It is our purpose to send the younger 
women to the Holy Ghost Hospital or to the Dorchester Home 
for Incurables when a vacancy occurs. Vacancies, however, 
are rare. For example, a young colored woman from the West 
Indies became absolutely paralyzed from the effects of child- 
birth. For many months she could not speak or move any 
part of her body. Now, after four years, she can talk and 
move one hand. All her family are in the West Indies and wish 
her to come there, but because of the patient's condition and 
the lack of opportunity to deport, this disposition is not pos- 
sible at present. Another, a Scotch girl, twenty-three years 
old, in the country only four years, having worked in a mill, 
was suddenly taken ill with arthritis deformans. She has one 
sister who spent all that she had for medical care, but the 
patient grew worse until she had to come to the Infirmary. 



142 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

She may live for years in this crippled condition. We have one 
patient who has been there twenty-nine years with this same 
disease. 

Patients having Syphilis or Gonorrhoea. 

The north end of the hospital is used for acute surgical and 
medical cases. Three wards on the second floor are for women 
suffering from syphilis and gonorrhoea. There are constantly 
25 or 30 women here, all aged between fifteen and forty, mar- 
ried and single. Very few of these infections are innocent. 
In all cases of women under twenty-five we have made some 
investigation and some definite provision on discharge. Every 
girl who has not had a suitable home to which to return has 
been sent to some private or public agency for supervision or 
has been placed at work under our care. In each case the 
necessity of further medical treatment has been explained, and 
the patients referred to the Massachusetts General or other 
hospitals. Of 100 women admitted with syphilis or gonorrhoea, 
19 were discharged to relatives, 8 to private agencies, 14 sur- 
rendered to the jurisdiction of the court, and 8 placed out 
under supervision. Thirty have been referred and reported for 
out-patient care. 

The problem of these venereal cases must be handled in a 
different way from that of the unmarried mother and her 
baby. Although alike in the original offence, the result in 
character is often very different; therefore we have found it 
best to approach the patient in the first instance from the point 
of view of health rather than the social condition which may 
follow later. There is a work to be done with this group, the 
limits of which are not yet clearly defined, — an absolutely 
untried field. We cannot call it hopeless until we have tried. 
Meantime we are bound to succeed with some, and educate all 
a little as to the health problem involved. 

Morphine Patients. 
Of 9 admissions 4 were discharged to relatives and 3 to the 
jurisdiction of the court. Two were placed out at service. Six 
of these admissions were very young women. These women 
have been addicted to the use of drugs from six months to 
fifteen years. There seems to be little hope for them because 
we know so little as to the best treatment of persons so afflicted. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 143 

They are even more difficult to approach than those who have 
syphilis or gonorrhoea. 

A social worker is much needed for these wards, otherwise 
the excellent and expensive treatment is wasted, for it must be 
followed up with out-patient care to be effective and of lasting 
benefit. 

Children. 
The next great ward, the sorrow of any one who visits Tewks- 
bury, is the Children's Hospital. At one time last summer 116 
children were here (these are not all the children in the institu- 
tion by any means). The majority are State minor wards, 
either awaiting commitment to Waverley, or so diseased that no 
special hospital will take them. Among them are some chil- 
dren sent in by the overseers of the poor, who do not seem to be 
familiar with the hospital facilities of the State. The families, 
moreover, are often too poor to provide suitable homes for their 
crippled babies. As a result they are left in the Infirmary. At 
this writing a little blind girl, eight years old, who was too great 
a care for her family, is being sent to the Perkins Institution for 
the Blind after four years at the State Infirmary. She might 
have gone there directly instead of to Tewksbury, but no one 
was interested. Two other children, very bright mentally, have 
been sent, after two years, to the Massachusetts Hospital School 
at Canton. Three children were returned to their families, who 
seemed to be shirking their responsibility. Some State minor 
wards who were thought to be feeble-minded, were so carefully 
observed by the physician that the diagnosis has been changed, 
and they have been given a chance in the community or in a 
special hospital. Several have been made State wards so that 
there may be some one definitely responsible for their care. 
The children who are sent for gonorrhoea, scabies, rickets, etc., 
often stay on indefinitely after recovery, and get into quarantine 
which continues for months. The average length of stay for all 
children is far too long. They become institutionalized, and 
after a time they go backward rather than forward physically. 
Private boarding homes benefit children more than hospitals, 
after the need for special treatment has passed and the prog- 
nosis becomes good. We should allow no children to stay in- 
definitely, save only the feeble-minded, and even in this group 



144 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

the sole excuse for retention is that there is no other provision 
for them. 

On December 1, 1917, there were 241 children at the Infir- 
mary who were under fifteen years of age. Of these, 63 were 
with their mothers and 151 were State wards. The total under 
fifteen admitted during the year, not including children born 
in the institution, was 188. 

Some interesting facts are to be "noted among the tuberculous 
women patients. A great many are young Greeks who have 
worked in the mills. This fact, plus poor home conditions, 
has undoubtedly helped to render them victims to this disease. 
They have little resistance. Of a total of 92 patients ad- 
mitted, 17 were from Lowell. Thirteen of the whole group 
were girls between the ages of fifteen and twenty. One has 
been there three years. Another, after one and one-half years 
was discharged in excellent condition, only to return in two 
weeks because she could not endure the crowded hot rooms of 
a small tenement. 

Tuberculous female prisoners from the State Farm are no 
longer transferred to the Infirmary, a change in policy that 
appears to have produced a corresponding increase in the hap- 
piness of the patients. All patients on discharge are referred 
to the district nurse in the town to which the patient goes. It 
is a question whether better results could not be obtained if a 
nurse went directly from the institution to the patient. 

Discharges. 
The total number of females admitted to the Infirmary 
during the year was 649, of whom 461 were adults. Exclusive 
of mother-and-baby cases the total discharges were 404, and 
were disposed of as follows: to former employment, 61; to 
work supplied by agent, 44; to relatives, 112; to the juris- 
diction of the court, 17; to charitable agencies, 14; to city or 
town of settlement, 43; to insane wards, 12; to the School for 
Feeble-minded, Waverley, 4; to other States, 9; to United 
States Immigration Commission, 3; deaths, 85. 



Part L] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



145 



Classification of the Number of Admissions of Mother-and-Baby Cases, by 
Legal Status and Condition of Motherhood. 



Women 


Children 


Single Wome?i and Children 
Pregnant for the first child 

Not pregnant, but accompanied by first illegitimate child 

Pregnant for second illegitimate child and accompanied by first . 

Not pregnant, but accompanied by second illegitimate child . 

Pregnant for third illegitimate child 

Not pregnant, but accompanied by third illegitimate child 

Pregnant for fifth illegitimate child ...... 


54 
10 
15 
5 
4 
2 
2 


10 
19 
5 

2 


Married Women and Children 

Pregnant for legitimate children, some of whom were accom- 
panied by other children 

Not pregnant, accompanied by children 

Pregnant for an illegitimate child, accompanied by other children 


92 

21 
28 
15 


36 

16 

46 
8 


Totals . . . . 


156 


106 


Grand total 


262 



Note. — Of the 156 women admitted, 53 had gonorrhoea and 16 had syphilis; applications at 
office (43 provided for outside of State Infirmary), 52; births, 82; deaths (36 children, 8 women), 
44. 

Classification of Discharges showing Disposition made. 





Women 


Children 


To city or town 

To other States 

To other countries ......... 

To United States Immigration Commission .... 

To schools for the feeble-minded ....... 

To insane hospitals 

To State Minor Wards Department 

To relatives . . . . . 

To friends 

To private agencies 

To courts 

To employment 

Absconded from State Infirmary 

To Bureau of Prisons 


22 

11 

7 

3 

4 

1 

1 

46 

9 

23 

13 

52 

22 

2 


16 
7 
3 
2 

13 
56 

8 
5 
2 
41 
4 
2 


Total number of women and children discharged 


216 


159 


Grand total 


375 



146 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

After-care of Mothers and Babies. 

The tables preceding give the number of admissions and dis- 
charges during the year. In comparison with last year there is 
little difference. 

One hundred and fifty-six women were admitted against 183 
in 1916. The great increase in maternity cases which every one 
predicted because of the war has not appeared at the Infirmary 
as yet. However, the work grows with the increasing number 
of women and children who are being placed in the community 
year after year. For ^ve years we have been placing Women 
with children, who return to us for advice or new employment, 
and frequently to show the progress of the children. The 
supervision and follow-up work is fast becoming the most im- 
portant and absorbing part of the field. For example, a girl 
whose child is now five years old, and who has always been self- 
supporting and independent, came to us when the child de- 
veloped chorea. Another woman, with a child four years old, 
writes regularly, and never forgets to send duck eggs at Easter 
and a dozen jars of jelly at Christmas. 

Interesting facts present themselves with supervision. One 
soon learns much of the mentality of the girls, — their work- 
ing ability and their intelligence in the care of their children. 
Even the low-grade, feeble-minded girls can take care of an 
infant, but after the child is one year old it is wrong to the 
child to leave him with his mother. Furthermore, we cannot 
expect any one to employ these women with an unmanageable 
child. 

This year it has been necessary to commit 6 such children to 
the Division of State Minor Wards. The mothers are now 
Working in hospitals as ward maids, where they are able to do 
Well the routine tasks, and they pay one-half of their wages to 
the State for the board of their children. We have 8 girls, all 
committable feeble-minded, now working in a hospital under 
the supervision of the Sisters. It would be impossible to place 
them outside of an institution because the ordinary employer 
would not have the infinite patience necessary and would not 
understand their peculiarities. They earn small wages, $8 to 
$10 a month, and they give one-half of their wages for their 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 147 

babies' board. The Sister Superior gives them entertain- 
ment and supervises their free time and the purchase of 
clothes. These 8 girls have never been happy before because 
the problems of life in the community were too great for 
them. We have 45 women, examined by our alienist and 
diagnosed mentally defective, placed out in the community. 
The number and disposition of cases handled during the year 
are as follows : — 



Number of women under supervision .... 
Number of women working with child .... 
Number of women who pay board for child . 
Number of women mentally defective placed out 
Number of women visited in homes and reporting to office 
Number of children to State Minor Wards Department 



186 
91 
32 
45 

616 



No girls have returned this year to the State Infirmary for a 
second confinement, but We know of three girls who have ab- 
sconded from our care and who have repeated the offence. For 
these girls who continue to bring illegitimate children into the 
world there should be a court sentence and some legal guardian- 
ship. It would mean great progress in the work if the mentally 
defective also could have a legal guardian. More constructive 
work could be done with them if we had the right to restrain 
them when difficulties arise. 

We are detaining at the State Infirmary 26 women, commit- 
table feeble-minded, awaiting admission to the schools for the 
feeble-minded. 

Some of these women have been at the Infirmary for over 
two years. 

The question is often asked, "Do our girls marry?" It is, 
undoubtedly, the happiest solution for these girls and their 
children. They always insist upon the man accepting their 
child. They do not often marry the father of their babies. Un- 
less the father comes forward while the girl is at the Infirmary 
she never cares to see him again. In the last two years 20 
marriages have taken place, only 3 to the fathers of the chil- 
dren, and one of these is proving very unhappy. 

The problem of adoption has very seldom presented itself to 
our unmarried mothers. In the five years of this service only 



148 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



one adoption has taken place, and that after a probationary 
period on the part of the adopting parents in giving a free home 
to the child for six months. 

The number and disposition of cases handled by the com- 
mittee on the courts is as follows : — 



Continuing orders of support 








13 


Girls committed to the School for Feeble-minded 








6 


Cases settled out of court 








4 


Girls married at the Infirmary .... 








2 


Lump settlements ($100) 








1 


Girls refusing to prosecute 








1 


Warrants never served 








2 


Legal action taken on old cases .... 








16 



45 



The money received from the continuing orders of support, 
through the various courts, is usually paid to this department 
to be deposited in the bank to the child's credit. This money 
is to be used exclusively for the child for whose support 
it has been paid. Quite frequently the money is allowed to 
accumulate by the girl, who is willing to assume the burden of 
support in order that the baby may some day benefit by the 
money paid by the adjudged father. 

On December 1, 1917, there were 27 bank books on hand; 
of these, 11 accounts were opened during the past year. In 
8 instances payments were finished for the following reasons: 2 
lump sums paid up; 2 men went into military service; 1 girl 
married the father of her child; and 3 men absconded. In 16 
cases the money received was immediately paid out again to 
the girl, who had returned to another country, or to a private 
or public agency in whose care the child had been placed. 

During the year $1,896.64 was collected by this department. 
In some instances the money was paid by the probation officer 
directly to the mother. 

State Farm. 

This year a beginning in social service has been made with 

the women inmates of the State Farm. No one has ever been 

directly responsible for these women after their discharge. A 

great number of them are old, chronic drinkers, for whom it is 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 149 

difficult to do much because of their mental and physical dis- 
ability. For the younger women and women with families 
there are possibilities of reconstruction. 

The kind of work we hope to do is, perhaps, illustrated by 
the two following cases: — 

Case 1. — M. L., aged thirty, married, had a record of 9 ar- 
rests for drunkenness. She had served 1 sentence at the local 
jail and 3 at the State Farm. Her family consisted of her own 
three children and two daughters of her husband by a previous 
marriage, aged fourteen and sixteen. Investigation showed that 
the family was well known to the police and to the Society 
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and that there had been 
constant quarreling between the woman and her step-daughters, 
whose disrespectful, insolent manner towards her she gave as 
the cause of her drinking. Her husband worked steadily, but 
owing to the woman's intemperance the family was practically 
destitute. The visitor removed the girls from the home and 
placed them at light work, together. They resented supervision, 
proved indolent and wayward, and after a time the visitor was 
obliged to place the younger girl in a correctional institution. 
The woman was carefully supervised for two years, during which 
time there has been no record of intemperance. She is indus- 
trious and interested in her home and family, and attends church 
regularly. The home conditions have completely changed. The 
family is happy and well cared for, and the police, who formerly 
considered the woman an incorrigible drunkard, have expressed 
admiration at her reformation. This woman states that if she 
had had a friendly, interested visitor and supervision earlier she 
would not have had so much unhappiness in her home, and would 
probably not have had such a record. 

Case 2. — N. M., aged forty-one, single, had a record of 18 
arrests for drunkenness. She had served 12 sentences at the 
local jail and 4 at the State Farm. She was without home or 
family, and was obviously feeble-minded. Visitor placed her at 
work ten months ago in a hospital where she has proved very 
satisfactory. During this time she has expressed no desire for 
drink and has acquired a bank account. 

It seems logical to believe that if this woman had been prop- 
erly placed and supervised earlier she would not have spent so 
much time in prison. 

During the year 186 women were interviewed by our visitor 
at the State Farm. Thirty-seven applications for special parole 



150 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

were investigated; 22 women were specially paroled; 18 women 
were returned to their families; 22 women were placed at work; 
and 66 visits were made to paroled women. 

THE STATE MINOR WARDS. 
Children in Care axd Custody of the Board. 

By reference to the tables on page 161, et seq., it appears 
that at the beginning of the last official year, December 1, 1916, 
there were 6,066 children in the care and custody of the Board, 
— 324 delinquent children, 36 wayward children, 3,234 neg- 
lected children and 2,474 dependent children. There were 1,087 
children received during the year, viz., 174 delinquent children, 
8 wayward children, 433 neglected children and 472 dependent 
children. The total number under care during the year was, 
therefore, 7,153. There were 881 discharged, viz., 12 delinquent 
children, 6 wayward children, 313 neglected children and 364 
dependent children. At the close of the year, November 30, 
1917, there remained in charge of the Board, therefore, 6,272 
children, classified as: delinquent children, 300; wayward 
children, 38; neglected children, 3,354; and dependents, 2,580. 

Of the 6,272 children under care November 30, 1917, 5,835 
were over three years of age and cared for as follows: in places 
receiving wages, 691; in places free of expense to the State for 
board, 521; in places partly supported by the State, 184; in 
places fully supported by the State, 3,541; at the State Infirm- 
ary and other institutions not penal, subject to care and treat- 
ment, 545; married, 43; in United States service, 125; and 
whereabouts unknown, 185. 

The 408 children in the total under care November 30, 1917, 
who were under three years of age, were classified as follows: 
in homes free of expense, 38; in homes fully supported by the 
State, 378; at the State Infirmary or other institutions, not 
penal, 21. One hundred fifty-seven in this group reached the 
age of three during the year. 1 

1 In addition to these 6,272 children the Board had under supervision and visitation November 
30, 1917, 494 inmates of the Lyman School for Boys; 328 inmates of the State Industrial School 
for Girls; 244 inmates of the Industrial School for Boys; 2,307 boys and 325 girls in the custody 
of the Trustees for Massachusetts Training Schools outside of the schools; 164 boys and 118 girls, 
inmates of the Massachusetts Hospital School; 144 boys and 160 girls, inmates of the four State 
sanatoria; 69 boys and 93 girls, inmates of the State Infirmary, who are either young infants with 
their mothers, or else under hospital treatment; 395 inmates of the county training schools; and 
1,268 children supported at the expense of the cities and towns, making, approximately, a total 
of 12,381 children in the care and custody and under the supervision of the Board. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 151 

Childken under Three Years of Age. 

The total number of infants in charge of the Board at the 
beginning of the official year, December 1, 1916, was 408; the 
number received during the year was 308, making the whole 
number supported 716. There remained at the close of the of- 
ficial year. November 30, 1917, 437 infants. Of the 716 infants 
supported 7 were legally adopted and 157 were transferred, 
having reached the age of three years; 47 were discharged to 
parents or relatives, 8 to place of settlement, 6 to courts, 2 were 
released on bail, 1 to Dutchess County Board of Child Welfare, 
New York, 1 was kidnapped and 50 died. Thirty-eight of the 
remaining 437 were in free homes. 

Ninety-one of the 308 infants received were committed by 
the overseers of the poor and 10 by the superintendent of the 
State Infirmary, under the provisions of section 20, chapter 83 
of the Revised Laws. Twenty-four of this number were found- 
lings, and the remainder were indigent infants having no known 
settlement in the Commonwealth. 

One hundred twenty-three infants were received under the 
provisions of section 36, chapter 83, and 84 were committed as 
neglected under the provisions of chapter 334 as amended by 
chapter 131 of the Acts of the year 1909. 

The medical visitor and his assistants made 7,085 visits. 
This number includes visits to infant wards boarded in families, 
investigation of homes of applicants for infant wards to board, 
and inspection of homes of applicants for licenses to board 
infants; also physical examination of children at this office and 
at the Nursery. 

There were 419 children admitted to the Nursery; 1 died there. 

The percentage of mortality for the year, for the whole 
number supported, was 6.98 +. 

Two hundred thirty-six of the 716 infants supported were 
under one year of age. Thirty-six of this number died, making 
the percentage of deaths for infants who during some part of 
the period were under one year of age 15.25. 

Of the 36 deaths of infants under one year of age at the time 
of admission to care 5 died after reaching the age of one year, 
making the actual number of deaths of infants under one year 
31, and the percentage 13.13. 



152 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Children over Three Years of Age. 

The number of children over three years of age in care of 
this Board November 30, 1917, was 5,835,-2,478 girls and 
3,357 boys, an increase of 177 for the past year; 779 were re- 
ceived during that period, which is 137 less than the number 
received in 1916 (916). One hundred fifty-seven were trans- 
ferred from the department of children under three years of age, 
and 759 were discharged. 

One thousand one hundred sixty-two boys are over fourteen 
years of age; 308, or 26.5 per cent, of this number are attending 
schools under the following conditions: 11 receiving wages, 14 
on parole, 37 free of expense to the State, 24 partly free, and 
222 to whom board and clothing are supplied; 55 of these 
boys are at high school and one at college; 128 are learning 
trades. 

In the department for older girls there are 714 over fourteen 
years of age; 381, or 53.3 per cent, are attending school, — 7 
at trade school, 125 at high school, 3 at normal, and the re- 
mainder still in grammar grades. These girls are placed under 
conditions as follows: 16 receiving wages, 12 on parole with 
relatives, 30 free, 137 partly free and 186 boarded. 

One hundred twenty-five of our boys are in the United States 
service, either in the army or navy; 104 of this number en- 
listed after our country entered the war in April, 1917. 

One hundred twelve girls and 125 boys reached the age of 
twenty-one during the year and passed out of our custody. 

The problem of the feeble-minded is ever with us. In addi- 
tion to constantly selecting, after close observation through a 
period of months, perhaps years, the child who does not make 
good, we are frequently accepting and having committed to us 
through the courts those known to other agencies as in need of 
institutional care. 

Girls of mature age, in whom the mental defect should long 
before have been recognized, are received, with the mischief 
already done for themselves and others. 

With a long waiting list for admission to the schools, already 
filled to overcrowding, our only resource is to board such chil- 
dren out in carefully selected homes. 



Part I.j GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 153 

The State Infirmary is forced to assume a large share of this 
temporarily unplaceable burden because of the demand made 
on us. 

The difficulty in securing suitable homes is great. Women 
must be found who are alive to the responsibility of properly 
safeguarding the mature girl, — foster mothers, who are known 
to be kind and patient with the backward child. 

Of course, in varying degrees, the older children, both boys 
and girls, are of some assistance on the place or in the home. 

With the younger children oversight is comparatively simple. 
It is with the grown girl chiefly that the boarding system has 
its limitations. To confine a group of girls of the adolescent 
period within the area of a family home, to restrict their inter- 
course with human beings practically to their own circle, 
is to produce an unnatural and unwholesome way of living. 
They crave and need the amusements of little children, the 
diversified occupations and interests so abundantly provided at 
the schools. 

No wonder they chafe under the restraint and are always 
begging to be allowed "to go out to work." A select few are 
given a trial. At present four girls from eighteen to twenty 
years old are, under careful visitation, holding their own in the 
community, but at the expense of anxiety to the visitor, who 
has had reason to realize that the feeble-minded girl is too 
often considered legitimate prey to the unscrupulous. 

During the past year eighteen homes have boarded groups of 
feeble-minded girls, ranging from eight to twenty-one years. 
Seventy-five per cent of these were over fifteen years. Nine 
homes boarded boys from eight to fifteen years of age, the 
majority twelve years old or younger. A small percentage 
attend public school,' — 30 girls out of 100; 25 boys in a 
total of 51. Teachers and superintendents have been gen- 
erously co-operative with our effort to give the teachable child 
an opportunity. 

During the past year 12 boys and 2 girls were admitted to the 
schools at Wrentham and Waverley from these boarding homes 
as school cases, and 18 boys and 1 girl as custodial cases. There 
is a crying need of an institution for the older feeble-minded 
girl, and it is earnestly hoped provision may soon be made. 



154 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Investigating Department. 

The investigating department has completed the tenth year 
of its work, and a brief summary of what has been accomplished 
is submitted. 

The work was begun with one investigator, and the force has 
grown to four investigators, a supervisor and a clerk. The 
number of applications received has increased from year to 
year, from 919 in 1908 to 1,534 in 1917. There was much 
interest and some apprehension as to the effect of investiga- 
tion on the number of abandoned children. These children, 
including foundlings, are committed to the Board under the 
provisions of section 20, chapter 83 of the Revised Laws. Sec- 
tion 13 of the same chapter, which allows the reception of ille- 
gitimate children for adoption, was applied in many cases of 
the sort which, under investigation, had proven to demand a 
different disposition. The following table shows the number of 
children under three years of age who became wards under 
sections 36, 13 and 20 from 1904 to 1917. As the investigating 
department was not established until the latter part of 1907 
the comparison is easily shown. Not only is there practically 
a cessation of section 13 infants accepted, and a marked diminu- 
tion in the section 20 commitments, but also a falling off in the 
number received under section 36. This is despite the steady 
increase in the number of applications. 



Table 1. — Children received under Three Years. 





Year 


Section 36 


Section 13 


Section 20 


Totals 


1904 


139 


47 


76 


262 


1905 


150 


74 


84 


208 


1906 ,. 


111 


76 


110 


297 


1907 


75 


34 


128 


237 


1908 


121 


8 


112 


241 


1909 


105 


1 


73 


179 


1910 


83 


- 


98 


171 


1911 


86 


- 


64 


150 


1912 


65 


1 


80 


146 


1913 


68 


- 


95 


163 


1914 


92 


2 


86 


180 


1915 


135 


1 


75 


211 


1916 


133 


1 


85 


219 


1917 


123 


- 


101 


224 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



155 



The number of foundlings varies slightly from year to year, 
the lowest number being in 1911, when only 7 came to the care 
of the Board, and the highest number in 1913, when there were 
29 infants committed as foundlings. During the year 1917 
there were 24, for 9 of which an identity was established and 6 
of them have been discharged to their mothers. Of the 3 others 
2 have died and the mother of the third has not been located. 

A direct comparison of the number of applications with the 
number of children of all ages received under section 36 may 
be seen in the following table. Figures Were not available for 
1906 and 1907. Here, again, is emphasized the value of investi- 
gation entirely apart from the social side. 

Table 2. — Percentage of Children received. 



Year 


Number of 
Applications 


Children re- 
ceived, 
Section 36 


Per Cent 


1904 


431 


293 


67.9+ 


1905 . 
















448 


321 


71.6+ 


1906 . 
















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255 


- 


1907 . 
















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494 


- 


1908 . 
















919 


217 


23.6+ 


1909 . 
















837 


185 


22.1+ 


1910 . 
















909 


172 


18.9+ 


1911 . 
















1,050 


193 


18.3+ 


1912 . 
















1,087 


164 


15.0+ 


1913 . 
















1,142 


184 


16.1+ 


1914 . 
















1,250 


249 


19.8+ 


1915 . 
















1,337 


305 


22.8+ 


1916 . 
















1,319 


276 


20.9+ 


1917 . 
















1,534 


290 


18.8+ 



Not given. 



In every instance where an abandoned child is committed or 
a dependent child is received an effort is made to have the 
financial responsibility borne as far as possible by parents and 
other relatives. In settled cases agreements are made with the 
overseers of the poor for reimbursement. At first this was only 
for the amount of board paid. Since 1916 full support has been 
collected. 



156 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



For the five years just preceding the establishment of the 
investigating department the total amount collected from rela- 
tives for the support of children under three years was $1,234.90. 
For the five years from 1908 to 1912 the amount was $4,112.24, 
and a glance at Table 1 shows the decrease in the number of 
infants received. Since 1912, when the moneys received for all 
classes of children became a matter of classified record, there 
has been a constantly increasing amount received, as will be 
seen in Table 3. 



Table 3. — Money received for Dependent Children. 



Year 


Relatives 


Overseers of 
Poor 


1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 

1916 

1917 


$2,324 88 
2,201 12 
2,540 80 
2,904 64 
4,659 49 
7,107 08 


$7,986 62 
9,310 86 
11,513 73 
16,943 09 
21,937 16 
24,651 03 



Another phase of the investigators' work, which is somewhat 
limited because of lack of time, is the re-establishment of the 
family. Sometimes a visit to the parent will find conditions 
changed and the cause of removal of the children corrected. 
A little encouragement and planning will put the family on its 
feet and remove the responsibility of support from the Com- 
monwealth. For instance, in 1911 two children were received 
from a tubercular mother, who entered a sanatorium at the 
time. The father had deserted and his whereabouts still remains 
unknown. For a while the mother visited the children, but 
after her discharge from the hospital left the State, and gradually 
seemed to lose interest. One child died, and later we felt the 
mother should be able to assume some responsibility. Through 
a friend she was located. She had obtained a divorce, re- 
married and was living in most comfortable surroundings. As 
at one time she had suggested adoption, she was surprised that 
her child could be returned to her, and gladly welcomed the 
suggestion. 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 157 

On the whole, the real value of the investigating department 
cannot be shown by statistics. The strengthening of character, 
the welding of family ties and the forcing home of a sense of 
proper responsibility are among the aims of a good worker, and 
the results as shown are but incidental to this. 

Statistics of Investigating Department. 
Applications pending December 1, 1916 (chapter 83, section 

36, Revised Laws) 416 

Applications received (chapter 83, section 36, Revised Laws) 1,534 

1,950 



Disposition as follows: — 

Applications withdrawn 139 

Advised only 64 

Assumed by relatives and friends 343 

Assumed by ■ — 

Mothers' aid . . 7 

Other public agencies 334 

Assumed by private agencies 161 

Received (chapter 83, section 36, Revised Laws) . . 290 

Pending December 1, 1917 612 



Discharge. 
Applications for discharge pending December 1, 1916 . . 26 
Applications received December 1, 1916, to December 1, 1917 113 



Disposition as follows: — 

Discharged 64 

Discharge refused . 9 

Applications withdrawn 19 

Pending December 1, 1917 47 



After-care. 

Pending December 1, 1916 76 

New cases added December 1, 1916, to December 1, 1917 . 122 

Closed 113 

Pending December 1, 1917 85 



1,950 



139 



139 



198 



19S 



Support. 
During the past year many settlements have lapsed under 
chapter 669, Acts of 1911, so that several children who were 
formerly supported by the overseers have become wholly de- 



158 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

pendent on the Commonwealth. During the year the total 
amount received for the support of settled children from the 
overseers of the poor was $24,651.03. From parents and rela- 
tives there was contributed an additional sum of $7,107.08. 

Legal Work. 

During the year approximately 200 cases were handled 
in the courts throughout the Commonwealth. These cases 
include non-support cases; commitments of our feeble-minded 
children; collection of unpaid wages of our wards; probate 
matters, ■ — guardianship cases, contested adoptions, cases con- 
cerning estates of relatives of State children; bastardy cases; 
and disposition of appealed delinquent, juvenile and neglect 
cases in the Superior Court. 

For the year ending November 30, 1917, the sum of $6,822.01 
was collected from parents of children or from other sources 
through non-support proceedings in court, or by agreements 
entered into to avoid court action. This amount was secured 
from 61 non-support cases brought in court under the uniform 
desertion act, Statutes of 1911, chapter 456, of which 36 were 
original complaints, and in the remaining 25 supplementary 
action was taken on non-support cases brought before the courts 
in the preceding year. Twenty-two cases were handled out of 
court, the parents voluntarily paying in order to avoid court 
proceedings. Other non-support cases were brought to the 
attention of the courts, but, owing to conditions of unemploy- 
ment or other causes, no money to be applied toward the sup- 
port of children could be obtained from the parents. 

In cases which, on investigation, show that the father is able- 
bodied and employment can be secured court proceedings are 
instigated to obtain contributions from him toward the support 
of his children. This policy is producing good results in other 
ways, for when a father is made to feel that he is obliged to 
contribute toward the support of his children, he braces up and 
re-establishes a home, and not infrequently secures the return 
of his children, with a consequential saving to the Common- 
wealth. 

Twenty-six of our children were committed custodially to the 
schools for feeble-minded, 19 to the Wrentham State School and 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 159 

7 to the Massachusetts School for the Feeble-minded at Waver- 
ley. Commitments are made by proceedings before the probate 
judge of the county where the child was actually living; chil- 
dren over fourteen are committed custodially; children under 
that age are usually placed as school cases without formal com- 
mitment. A custodial commitment is a serious matter, for it 
authorizes the trustees of the schools to hold custody of the 
child during his lifetime, if they see fit. Our policy is, therefore, 
not to take so important a step without full notice to the 
parents of the child, and giving them an opportunity to be 
heard. 

A number of cases were referred to the legal adviser to repre- 
sent the interests of our wards in the estates of their relatives 
or friends, with the result that there was secured for them over 
$2,000. 

Adoptions. 
Applications for children for adoption: — 

Pending at the beginning of the year . . . . 13 

New applications 154 

167 

Withdrawn ........... 30 

Disapproved without investigation 16 

Investigated . . 121 

167 

Approved ......... 78 

Disapproved 43 

63 

In the seventy-eight approved homes 63 children have been 
placed on trial, and during the year 57 of the children pre- 
viously placed have been legally adopted. 

Of the 57 children adopted 32 were girls and 25 were boys, 
7 being under three years of age, 39 between three and twelve, 
and 11 over twelve years at the time of adoption. 

Forty-nine of these children were received when under three 
years of age, 7 between the ages of three and twelve and 1 over 
twelve years. Ten of the children were committed as neglected, 
and 47 came as dependents. The oldest child adopted was a boy 
twenty years of age, and the youngest a girl of sixteen months. 
There are now 82 children placed on trial for adoption. 



160 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

The adoption of a child by a person to whom it is unrelated 
always attracts the interest and often the criticism of the com- 
munity. Opinions differ as to the wisdom of taking a child for 
legal adoption, but it would seem that in giving the child the 
advantages of a good home and legal parents who are responsi- 
ble for its welfare, and in placing in the care of worthy parents 
a child for them to love and cherish, a service is done not only 
to the child and its foster parents but to the community and 
the State. 

The desire to adopt a child usually emanates from a real 
affection for children, and the fact that during the past year 
42 of the 57 children adopted were received into childless 
homes would seem to bear out this opinion. Sometimes it 
happens that some particular child has appealed to the affection 
or sympathies of persons who wish to take it for the purpose of 
adoption, or that children are placed in homes at board where 
the foster parents become so attached to them that they wish 
to make them legally their own. Thirty-one of the children 
adopted this year belong to this last group. 

The types of homes in which the children are placed vary 
as do the types of character of the children themselves, and 
great effort is made to select a child who will respond to the 
environment in which it is to be reared. Among the foster 
parents with whom children have been placed are physicians, 
clergymen, lawyers and eminent educators, as well as mechanics, 
farmers and business men. As the foster parents are found in 
all the various walks of life it is obviously true that their 
standards of living and financial resources differ, and although 
many of the homes are luxurious, the average one is plain and 
comfortable, giving to our children the opportunity to lead 
normal, self-respecting lives, and making them good citizens. 



Partl.l GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



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[P. D. 17. 



Summary of Children under Three Years of Age in Custody of the Board. 





Dependent 


N 


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Grand 




Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Boys 


Girls 


Totals 


Totals 


Number December 1, 1916 

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129 


153 

95 


322 
224 


42 
51 


44 
33 


86 

84 


408 
308 


Total number during year 

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years of age 

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298 

70 
50 


248 

50 
49 


546 

120 
99 


93 

21 
13 


77 

16 
10 


170 

37 
23 


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157 
122 


Number December 1, 1917 


178 


149 


327 


59 


51 


110 


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Disposition of Children over Three Years of Age in Custody of the Board 
during the Year ending November 80, 1917. 





Girls 


Boys 


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444 


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333 


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39 


4 


In United States service 






- 


125 


Whereabouts unknown 






23 


162 


Total number in charge November 30, 1917 . 


2,459 


3.376 


Died 






8 


17 


Became of age ........ 






112 


125 


Transferred to Lyman School 






- 


38 


Transferred to Industrial School for Boys . 






- 


10 


Transferred to Industrial School for Girls . 






11 


- 


Committed to Concord Reformatory .... 






- 


2 


Adopted 






28 


22 


Discharged ......... 






116 


270 


Total number in custody of Board during official year 


2,734 


3.860 



Applications for Discharge. 1 





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Delinquent 

Section 36, chapter 83, Revised Laws 
Section 20, chapter 83, Revised Laws 
Section 17, chapter 83, Revised Laws 
Wayward 


55 
4 

33 
9 


89 
30 
99 
40 
1 
3 


16 

1 

49 

24 

1 

1 


64 
11 

18 
4 

1 


33 
19 
18 
5 

1 


11 
1 

17 
6 


20 

2 

30 

10 


Totals 1 


101 


262 


92 


98 


76 


35 


62 



Discharges for adoption and transfers to industrial schools are not included in this table. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



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pending Further Order of the Court. 





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40 


144 


60 


3 


70 


2 


- 


49 


Delinquent 


8 


109 


9 


7 


90 


1 


3 


7 


Wayward .... 


1 


2 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Totals .... 


49 


255 


71 


10 


161 


3 


3 


56 



Localities from which New Children were received. 

















Under Re- 






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Delinquent 


\\ AY WARD 


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Chapter 83 








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£ 




£ 


i 


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AbingtoD .... 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 




_ 


1 


Acton 






3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


Adams 






- 


i. 


1 


- 


- 


- 


i 


- 


8 


Allerton 






- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


~ 


1 


1 


Amesbury 






- 


- 


- 


i 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


Arlington 






- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


7 


5 


12 


Athol 






/ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


i 


Attleboro . 






3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


4 


Ayer 






1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


Baldwinville 






- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


Beverly 






- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


Boston 






25 


1'!! 


25 


(it; 


3 


1 


69 


122 


340 


Braintree . 






3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


Bridget 






- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


Brockton . 






12 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


15 


Brook field 






- 


- 


- 


l 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


Brookline 






- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


3 


Buckland 






1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


Cambridge 






/ 


11 


2 


15 


1 


- 


4 


4 


44 


Canton 






- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


3 


Chelsea 








4 


- 


4 


6 


- 


- 


1 


8 


23 


Chicopee 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


Col rain 








1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


( loncord 








- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


i 








2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


1 )edham 








3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


5 


Do UK l.i 








2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


Edgartown 






3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


Everett 






2 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


7 


Fairhaven 






2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


Fall River 






- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


4 


1 


6 


Fitchburg 






1 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


2 


3 


9 


Foxborough 






6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


3 


11 


Framing 






8 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


4 


13 


Franklin 








1 


- 


_ 


- 


_ 


- 


2 


- 


3 



Part LI GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



169 



Localities from which New Children were received — Continued. 















Under Re- 






Neglected 


Delinquent 


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vised Laws, 
















Chapter 83 








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_ 








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1 




1 


Gloucester 








1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


3 


6 


Greenfield 








5 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


8 


Harwich 








4 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


8 


Haverhill 








6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


4 


13 


Holliston . 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— • 


1 


2 


3 


Holyoke . 








1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


Ipswich 








2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


Lawrence . 








17 


3 


3 


2 


- 


- 


5 


3 


33 


Lenox 








1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


Leominster 








7 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


11 


Leverett 








1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


Lexington 








1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


Lowell 








16 


- 


4 


2 


- 


- 


2 


6 


30 


Ludlow 








6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


6 


Lynn 








13 


6 


2 


1 


1 


- 


5 


2 


30 


Maiden 








- 


14 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


3 


19 


Marlborough 








- 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


_ 


_ 


2 


2 


Maynard . 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


3 


Medford . 








2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


4 


Medway 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


2 


Melrose 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


4 


5 


Methuen . 








- 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


- 


1 


_ 


1 


Middleborough 








2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


Milford 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


2 


Nantucket 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


Natick 








- 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


- 


1 


1 


2 


Needham 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


2 


New Bedford 








32 


4 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


3 


43 


Newbury . 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


• 


- 


1 


1 


Newburyport 








5 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


7 


Newton 








4 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


8 


Norfolk 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


1 


1 


North Adams 








_ 


_ 


2 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 




4 


North Andover 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


1 


1 


Northampton 








1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


4 


5 


Norton 








5 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


6 


Norwood . 








- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 


2 


Orange 








2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




2 


Palmer 








1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


1 


Peabodv . 








2 


- 


_ 


1 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


3 


Pittsfield . 








11 


5 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


18 


Plymouth 








4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


4 


Quincy 








5 


2 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 


15 


Randolph 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


2 


Reading . 








3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


3 


Revere 








- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


2 


4 


8 


Salem 








6 


2 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


4 


1 


13 


Saugus 








- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


_ 


2 


3 


Sheffield . 








- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


1 


_ 


1 


Shelburne Falls 








2 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 




_ 


2 


Sherborn . 








_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


4 


4 


Somerville 








6 


5 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


3 


6 


21 


Southbridge 








2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 






3 


Springfield 








12 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


7 


1 


22 


Stockbridge 








1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


' ' _ 


_ 






1 


Stoneham 








_ 


_ 


1 


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[P. D. 17. 



Localities from which New Children were received — Concluded. 











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108 


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Licensed Boarding Houses for Infants. 

During the last official year 382 licenses to maintain boarding 
houses for infants were granted, by the Board under the pro- 
visions of section 2, chapter 83, Revised Laws, in 71 cities and. 
towns, in addition to the 345 licenses in force at the expiration 
of the previous year; 316 licenses expired, by the one year 
limitation; 58 were revoked, — 52 on account of change of 
residence, 2 for neglect of infants, 3 by death, 1 for violation 
of statutes; and 353 licenses, permitting the boarding of 729 
infants in 69 cities and towns, remained in force November 30, 
1917. These represent the licensed homes, not only of infants 
supported by the Commonwealth, but of those placed out by 
parents and many private agencies. 

The following table shows the number of licenses issued, the 
number of cities and towns where licensees reside, the number 
of licenses expired and revoked, the whole number in force, etc.,, 
for the year ending November 30, 1917, and twenty-five pre- 
ceding years : — 



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51 


295 


66 


301 


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1,942 


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1907 . 






373 


56 


271 


62 


341 


10 


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1,925 


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59 


311 


87 


385 


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5,370 


2,215 


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351 


70 


375 


20 


4,642 


2,272 


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410 


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64 


371 


30 


4,459 


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39 


344 


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382 


71 


316 


58 


353 


19 


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2,577 


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vision of societies and private parties. 



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Licensed Lying-in Hospitals. 

Licenses in force December 1, 1916 (in 86 cities and towns) . . 223 

Expired during year 77 

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96 

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Reissues . 67 

New issues 35 

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Licenses in force November 30, 1917 (in 86 cities and towns) : — 

Corporations 96 

Physicians 40 

Registered nurses 23 

Overseers of the poor 8 

Other persons 62 

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Two hundred thirty-two visits of inspection of lying-in hos- 
pitals were made by the inspector during the year ending 
November 30, 1917. 

Rule 6 of the regulations for lying-in hospitals is found to 
be producing good results in tracing abandoned children. Rule 
6 is as follows: — 

Each licensee shall plainly mark with the number of his license 
every article of an infant's clothing. Upon the discharge of each 
infant from the hospital, a licensee shall mark his license number 
and the date of the discharge upon every article of the infant's 
outgoing clothing. For example: ( t _^! 12 ), 908 being the license 
number, and 1-12-12 being the date of discharge. 



This system of marking the clothing is now well known to the 
authorities, with the result that many abandoned infants are 
identified each year. 

Four hundred eleven notices of the discharge from lying-in 
hospitals of infants who have had sore eyes were received 
during the year in accordance with Rule 9 of the regulations. 
These notices were received from 31 hospitals having a total 



PartL] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 181 

of 7,481 yearly births, showing that sore eyes developed in 5.49 
per cent of the births as compared with 4.67 per cent of the 
births in 1916, and 5.50 per cent in 1915. 

The following table shows in detail the reports received from 
lying-in hospitals, in accordance with Rule 9, for the period 
December 1, 1916, to November 30, 1917: — 



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184 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Tuition of Children under the Care and Control of 

the Board. 
Section 4 of chapter 44 of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
chapter 78 of the General Acts of 1915, provides that — 

For the tuition in the public schools in any city or town of a 
child between the ages of five and fifteen years who shall be 
placed elsewhere than in his own home by the state board of 
charity ... or kept under the control of . . . said board in said 
city or towm, the commonwealth shall pay to said city or town 
. . . seventy-five cents for each week of five days, or major part 
thereof, of attendance of every such child in the public schools. 
For the transportation to and from a public school of any child 
whose tuition is payable by the commonwealth . . . the common- 
wealth . . . shall pay to the city or town furnishing such trans- 
portation, for each week of five days or major part thereof, an 
amount equal to the average amount for each child paid by said 
city or town per w T eek for the transportation of children to and 
from school over the route by which such child is conveyed. 

Under the operation of this law bills received from 233 cities 
and towns for the tuition and transportation of 3,154 children, 
amounting to $63,740.15, — viz., schooling, $58,083.25; trans- 
portation, $5,656.90, — were audited by the Board and paid by 
the Treasurer of the Commonwealth during the last official 
year, as follows : — 





Number 


Number of 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 




Cities and Towns 


of 
Children 


Weeks' 
Schooling 


Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Abington 


7 


160 


$148 50 


$19 00 


$167 50 


Amesbury 












8 


212 


159 00 


48 60 


207 60 


Amherst 












25 


688 


516 00 


35 50 


551 50 


Andover 












15 


378 


283 50 


33 00 


316 50 


Arlington 












21 


538 


403 50 


- 


403 50 


Ashfield 












6 


93 


69 75 


- 


69 75 


Ashland 












9 


166 


124 50 


- 


124 50 


Athol . 












30 


795 


603 75 


82 00 


685 75 


Attleboro 












2 


30 


22 50 


- 


22 50 


Ayer 












11 


351 


263 25 


39 00 


302 25 


Barre . 












4 


141 


105 75 


- 


105 75 


Becket 












10 


281 


210 75 


- 


210 75 


Bedford 












3 


94 


70 50 


- 


70 50 


Belchertown 












24 


578 


433 50 


- 


433 50 


Bellingham 












1 


31 


25 50 


- 


25 50 


Belmont 












2 


18 


13 50 


- 


13 50 


Berkley 












10 


203 


219 75 


- 


219 75 


Berlin . 












9 


157 


117 75 


- 


117 75 


Bernardston 










16 


305 


228 75 


66 00 


294 75 


Beverly 










9 


111 


83 25 


— 


83 25 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



185 





Number 


Number of 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 




Cities and Towns 


of 
Children 


Weeks' 
Schooling 


Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Billerica ..... 


3 


39 


$29 25 


$29 25 


$58 50 


Blackstone . 








1 


40 


30 00 


- 


30 00 


Blandford . 








1 


13 


9 75 


- 


9 75 


Boston 








65 


1,322 


991 50 


- 


991 50 


Boxford 








9 


224 


166 50 


- 


166 50 


Boylston 








3 


45 


33 75 


11 25 


45 00 


Braintree 








9 


342 


256 50 


- 


256 50 


Brewster 








7 


142 


106 50 


94 66 


201 16 


Bridgewater 








11 


292 


219 00 


89 84 


308 84 


Brimfield 








12 


382 


286 50 


191 00 


477 50 


Brockton 








19 


574 


430 50 


- 


430 50 


Brookfield . 








11 


234 


175 50 


- 


175 50 


Buckland . 








2 


42 


31 50 


50 12 


81 62 


Burlington . 








1 


10 


7 50 


1 60 


9 10 


Cambridge . 








76 


2,340 


1,755 00 


- 


1,755 00 


Canton 








13 


332 


249 00 


- 


249 00 


Carlisle 








8 


157 


116 75 


92 00 


208 75 


Charlemont 








7 


190 


142 50 


- 


142 50 


Charlton 








1 


12 


9 00 


- 


9 00 


Chatham 








7 


187 


140 25 


- 


140 25 


Chelmsford 








12 


290 


217 50 


- 


217 50 


Chelsea 








15 


357 


267 75 


- 


267 75 


Chester 








6 


96 


72 00 


- 


72 00 


Chesterfield 








4 


75 


56 25 


- 


56 25 


Chicopee 








15 


230 


172 50 


75 


173 25 


Clinton 








1 


17 


12 75 


- 


12 75 


Cohasset 








2 


62 


46 50 


24 30 


70 80 


Colrain 








11 


344 


258 00 


- 


258 00 


Concord 








6 


192 


144 00 


22 95 


166 95 


Conway 








18 


447 


335 25 


24 00 


359 25 


Cummington 








20 


482 


361 50 


10 00 


371 50 


Dalton 








6 


190 


142 50 


- 


142 50 


Danvers 








19 


646 


484 50 


- 


484 50 


Dedham 








30 


981 


735 75 


- 


735 75 


Deerfield 








5 


146 


109 50 


_ 


109 50 


Dennis 








1 


27 


20 25 


- 


20 25 


Dighton 








4 


132 


99 00 


_ 


99 00 


Douglas 








9 


289 


216 75 


_ 


216 75 


Dracut 








15 


559 


419 25 


50 00 


469 25 


Dudley 








2 


71 


53 25 


- 


53 25 


Dunstable . 








15 


498 


306 50 


409 37 


715 87 


Duxbury 








6 


214 


160 50 


10 00 


170 50 


East Bridgewater 








17 


395 


296 25 


32 50 


328 75 


Easton 








15 


452 


339 00 


- 


339 00 


Enfield 








53 


1,531 


1,148 25 


21 00 


1,169 25 


Essex . 








6 


120 


90 00 


- 


90 00 


Everett 








20 


440 


330 00 


_ 


330 00 


Falmouth . 








4 


133 


99 75 


199 50 


299 25 


Fitchburg . 








6 


202 


151 50 


42 50 


194 00 


Foxborough 








19 


510 


382 50 


27 00 


409 50 


Framingham 








65 


1,358 


1,018 50 




1,018 50 


Franklin 








14 


487 


365 25 


19 00 


384 25 


Gardner 








11 


325 


243 75 


- 


243 75 


Georgetown 








35 


998 


748 50 


411 40 


1,159 90 


Gill 








4 


94 


70 50 


- 


70 50 


Gloucester . 








3 


82 


61 50 


- 


61 50 


Goshen 








8 


111 


83 25 


_ 


83 25 


Granby 








9 


242 


181 50 


123 00 


304 50 


Granville 








5 


102 


78 00 


_ 


78 00 


Greenfield . 








15 


389 


291 75 


_ 


291 75 


Greenwich . 








14 


269 


201 75 


110 00 


311 75 


Groton 








13 


270 


201 00 


149 98 


350 98 


Hampden . 








39 


731 


544 50 


- 


544 50 


Hanson 








1 


25 


18 75 


_ 


18 75 


Hardwick . 








4 


152 


114 00 


117 04 


231 04 


Harvard 








1 


11 


8 25 


5 50 


13 75 


Harwich 








7 


182 


136 50 


6 00 


142 50 


Hawley 








29 


682 


511 50 




511 50 


Hinsdale 








11 


185 


138 75 


_ 


138 75 


Holbrook 








6 


215 


161 25 


_ 


161 25 


Holland 








9 


211 


158 25 


_ 


158 25 


Holliston 








13 


369 


276 75 


_ 


276 75 


Holyoke 








4 


36 


27 00 


_ 


27 00 


Hopkinton . 








47 


1,298 


973 50 


178 20 


1,151 70 


Hudson 


30 


654 


445 25 


129 45 


574 70 



186 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 





Number 


Number of 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 




Cities and Towns 


of 

Children 


Weeks' 
Schooling 


Transpor- 
tation 


Total Cost 


Ipswich 


5 


184 


$138 00 


$35 00 


$173 00 


Lancaster 








2 


38 


28 50 


- 


28 50 


Lawrence 








12 


256 


192 00 


- 


192 00 


Leominster . 








10 


294 


220 50 


6 00 


226 50 


Leverett 








1 


35 


26 25 


- 


26 25 


Lexington . 








14 


286 


214 50 


29 30 


243 80 


Leyden 








15 


431 


323 25 


- 


323 25 


Lincoln 








17 


404 


267 75 


290 75 


558 50 


Lunenburg . 








2 


45 


33 75 


- 


33 75 


Lynn . 








43 


964 


731 00 


9 50 


740 50 


Lynnfield 








8 


204 


153 00 


11 00 


164 00 


Maiden 








42 


765 


573 75 


- 


573 75 


Mansfield 








5 


149 


111 75 


- 


111 75 


Marlborough 








18 


280 


210 00 


5 40 


215 40 


Marshfield . 








4 


82 


61 50 


- 


61 50 


Medfield . 








4 


46 


34 50 


- 


34 50 


Medford 








76 


1,683 


1,262 25 


- 


1,262 25 


Medway 








47 


1,100 


825 00 


162 80 


987 80 


Melrose 








26 


689 


516 75 


- 


516 75 


Mendon 








4 


132 


99 00 


33 00 


132 00 


Merrimac 








9 


279 


209 25 


21 00 


230 25 


Methuen 








10 


233 


174 75 


- 


174 75 


Middleborough 








42 


956 


717 00 


- 


717 00 


Middlefield . 








12 


305 


228 75 


- 


228 75 


Middleton 








7 


246 


184 50 


21 00 


205 50 


Milford 








33 


874 


655 50 


- 


655 50 


Milton 








7 


201 


150 75 


27 00 


177 75 


Monson 








15 


413 


309 75 


7 52 


317 27 


Nahant 








2 


69 


51 75 


- 


51 75 


Natick 








47 


1,323 


992 25 


56 00 


1,048 25 


New Bedford 








11 


321 


240 75 


- 


240 75 


New Marlboroug] 


1 






3 


81 


60 75 


- 


60 75 


New Salem . 








25 


568 


426 00 


4 50 


430 50 


Newbury 








11 


137 


102 75 


8 00 


110 75 


Newburyport 








7 


151 


113 25 


9 90 


123 15 


Newton 








35 


724 


543 00 


- 


543 00 


North Adams 








3 


96 


72 00 


- 


72 00 


North Andover 








3 


74 


55 50 


- 


55 50 


North Attleborough 






6 


132 


98 00 


- 


98 00 


North Brookfield 






9 


269 


201 75 


- 


201 75 


North Reading . 






1 


10 


7 50 


- 


7 50 


Northampton 








8 


189 


141 75 


- 


141 75 


Northborough 








5 


90 


67 50 


- 


67 50 


Northbridge 








3 


114 


85 50 


- 


85 50 


Northfield . 








3 


80 


59 50 


- 


59 50 


Norton 








15 


233 


174 75 


13 50 


188 25 


Norwell 








13 


314 


235 50 


204 00 


439 50 


Norwood 








9 


250 


187 50 


- 


187 50 


Oakham 








7 


161 


120 75 


- 


120 75 


Orange 








18 


490 


367 50 


- 


367 50 


Oxford 








15 


310 


229 50 


5 50 


235 00 


Palmer 








26 


624 


468 00 


46 50 


514 50 


Peabody 








24 


693 


519 75 


35 00 


554 75 


Pel ham 








11 


310 


232 50 


- 


232 50 


Pepperell 








1 


21 


15 75 


- 


15 75 


Petersham . 








5 


75 


56 25 


52 92 


109 17 


Phillipston . 








3 


46 


34 50 


5 00 


39 50 


Pittsfield . 








11 


140 


105 00 


- 


105 00 


Plainfield . 








28 


576 


432 00 


- 


432 00 


Plainville 








4 


129 


96 75 


- 


96 75 


Prescott 








27 


678 


508 50 


50 


509 00 


Provincetown 








7 


219 


164 25 


- 


164 25 


Quincy 








55 


1,410 


1,057 50 


- 


1,057 50 


Randolph 








23 


578 


433 50 


25 20 


458 70 


Raynham . 








3 


16 


12 00 


- 


12 00 


Rehoboth 








10 


272 


204 00 


- 


204 00 


Revere 








10 


194 


145 50 


- 


145 50 


Rockland 








10 


306 


229 50 


- 


229 50 


Rowe . 








11 


357 


267 75 


45 50 


313 25 


Rowley 








6 


112 


82 50 


10 80 


93 30 


Royalston . 








20 


510 


382 50 


- 


382 50 


Rutland » . 








47 


892 


498 50 


365 47 


863 97 



Figures are for the last six years. 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



187 





Number 


Number of 


Cost of 
Schooling 


Cost of 




Cities and Towns 


of 


Weeks' 


Transpor- 


Total Cost 




Children 


Schooling 


tation 




Salem 


4 


91 


$68 25 


_ 


$68 25 


Salisbury 








6 


175 


131 25 


- 


131 25 


Saugus 








28 


749 


552 75 


$0 75 


553 50 


Savoy . 








16 


433 


324 75 


- 


324 75 


Seekonk 








3 


69 


51 75 


- 


51 75 


Sharon 








6 


100 


75 00 


59 52 


134 52 


Shelburne . 








4 


96 


72 00 


14 75 


86 75 


Sherborn 








11 


196 


147 00 


- 


147 00 


Shirley 








3 


104 


78 00 


78 00 


156 00 


Somerville . 








40 


942 


706 50 


- 


706 50 


South Hadley 








3 


105 


78 75 


17 50 


96 25 


Southborough 








11 


246 


184 50 


39 60 


224 10 


Southbridge 








2 


34 


25 50 


- 


25 50 


Springfield . 








23 


491 


368 25 


- 


368 25 


Sterling 








2 


50 


37 50 


- 


37 50 


Stoneham . 








24 


550 


412 50 


- 


412 50 


Stoughton . 








35 


964 


723 00 


12 25 


735 25 


Stow . 








2 


37 


27 75 


- 


27 75 


Sudbury 








3 


79 


59 25 


39 50 


98 75 


Sunderland 








7 


135 


101 25 


36 42 


137 67 


Sutton 








7 


224 


168 00 


- 


168 00 


Swampscott 








4 


100 


75 00 


- 


75 00 


Taunton 








41 


1,078 


808 50 


- 


808 50 


Templeton . 








12 


364 


273 00 


- 


273 00 


Tewksbury . 








2 


80 


60 00 


- 


60 00 


Topsfield . 








6 


218 


163 50 


- 


163 50 


Townsend . 








8 


165 


123 75 


105 00 


228 75 


Truro . 








4 


76 


57 00 


- 


57 00 


Tyngsborough 








4 


148 


111 00 


37 00 


148 00 


Upton . 








11 


229 


171 75 


- 


171 75 


Uxbridge 








2 


46 


34 50 


- 


34 50 


Wakefield . 








33 


754 


565 50 


- 


565 50 


Wales . 








2 


56 


42 00 


- 


42 00 


Walpole 








6 


135 


101 25 


31 50 


132 75 


Waltham 








13 


287 


215 25 


- 


215 25 


Ware . 








20 


569 


426 75 


47 50 


474 25 


Warren 








5 


173 


92 25 


92 25 


184 50 


Washington 








10 


183 


137 25 


■ - 


137 25 


Watertown . 








13 


352 


264 00 


- 


264 00 


Wayland 








23 


517 


387 75 


184 80 


572 55 


Webster 








1 


37 


27 75 


- 


27 75 


Wellesley 








1 


24 


18 00 


7.20 


25 20 


Wendell 








1 


22 


16 50 


- 


16 50 


West Bridgewatei 








8 


170 


127 50 


5 50 


133 00 


West Brookfield 








3 


89 


66 75 


64 75 


131 50 


West Newbury 








8 


176 


132 00 


21 20 


153 20 


West Springfield 








2 


58 


43 50 


- 


43 50 


Westborough 








12 


310 


232 50 


26 25 


258 75 


Westfield 








28 


295 


221 25 


4 00 


225 25 


Westminster 








5 


40 


30 00 


- 


30 00 


Weston 








14 


407 


305 25 


124 64 


429 89 


Weymouth . 








21 


608 


456 00 


- 


456 00 


Whately 








3 


73 


54 75 


- 


54 75 


Whitman 








42 


1,311 


983 25 


- 


983 25 


Wilbraham . 








7 


155 


116 25 


- 


116 25 


Williamsburg 








20 


381 


285 75 


- 


285 75 


Williamstown 








6 


188 


141 00 


- 


141 00 


Wilmington 








19 


467 


350 25 


- 


350 25 


Winchendon 








12 


247 


185 25 


15 96 


201 21 


Winchester . 








53 


1,445 


1,083 75 


- 


1,083 75 


Winthrop 








9 


185 


138 75 


- 


138 75 


Woburn 








65 


1,517 


1,137 75 


- 


1,137 75 


Worcester 








13 


307 


230 25 


- 


230 25 


Worthington 








2 


34 


25 50 


- 


25 50 


Wrentham . 








1 


38 


28 50 


37 24 


65 74 


Yarmouth 








1 


38 


28 50 


- 


28 50 


Totals (233 ci 


ties £ 


nd t 


awns) 


3,154 


77,888 


$58,083 25 


$5,656 90 


$63,740 15 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Expenditures for the year may be further classified as 
follows : — 



Salaries 

Travel of members 

Other travel, agents, etc. 

Printing 

Postage 

Stationery and office expense 

Support of State Minor Wards 

Transportation, prisoners and paupers 

Support of outdoor poor . 

Expenses of Penikese Hospital 

Publication of annual report 



$187,123 48 

852 23 

37,137 98 

2,426 65 

2,929 23 

6,662 90 

730,124 73 

10,333 49 

767,834 38 

28,498 67 

2,787 60 



Total $1,776,711 34 



EMPLOYEES OF THE BOARD AND THEIR SALARIES FOR THE 
YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1917. 

Secretary's Office. 

Robert W. Kelso, Secretary 

Louise S. Kolb, Assistant to Secretary .... 

Harry H. Pray, Examining Visitor of Institutions 

Amy F. Acton, Chief Inspector of Incorporated Charities 

Alice M. Mclntire, Inspector of Incorporated Charities 

Caroline J. Cook, Inspector of Incorporated Charities 

Marion H. Naylor, Stenographer 

Isa M. Dempsey, Stenographer 

Augusta Hawley, Chief Accountant 

Jennie I. Gurney, Statistical Clerk 

Mary E. Callahan, Clerk . 

Annie G. Carpenter, Clerk 

Florence G. Dickson, Clerk 

Matilda V. Hall, Clerk . 

Ethel S. Greene, Clerk . 

Louise F. Dewire, Clerk . 

Emma G. Downing, Clerk 

Caroline E. Heermann, Clerk 

Carrie S. Marsh, Clerk 

Alice F. McCabe, Clerk . 

Mary A. Quinn, Clerk 

Jeanette Sax, Stenographer 

Maud A. Whitney, Clerk . 



$4,000 00 


1,341 67 


2,000 00 


696 79 


1,441 67 


1,441 67 


991 67 


870 84 


1,041 67 


870 84 


870 84 


920 83 


870 84 


870 84 


870 84 


16 13 


126 79 


137 73 


88 71 


123 33 


54 84 


18 00 


117 86 



Total 



$19,784 40 



Part I.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



191 



Division of State Adult Poor. 
Frank W. Goodhue, Superintendent . 



$3,000 00 



Subdivision of Indoor Poor. 
Frederic L. Kelley, Superintendent's Assistant 
Francis Bardwell, Inspector of Almshouses 
Edward F. Morgan, Settlement Examiner 
Arthur C. Briggs, Transportation Officer 
John J. Connell, Transportation Officer 
George S. Dubois, Transportation Officer 
Clarke S. Gould, Transportation Officer 
H. Aurora Hill, Transportation Officer . 
James H. Quigley, Transportation Officer 
James J. O'Toole, Transportation Officer 
Flora E. Burton, Supervisor of Maternity Cases at the 

State Infirmary 

Ruth A. Beebe, Visitor to Maternity Cases 
Mary G. Cunniff, Visitor to Maternity Cases 
Archie A. Ashley, Visitor . 
Roy D. Merchant, Visitor 
Edward J, McDonough, Visitor 
Gerard A. Halpin, Stenographer 
Patrick A. Harkins, Clerk 
Lauretta M. Moran, Stenographer 
Lillian Gaffey, Stenographer . 
Arthur L. Stevenson, Clerk 
Edwin F. Schwarzenberg, Clerk 
Margaret E. O'Connell, Clerk . 

Subdivision of Outdoor Poor. 
George B. Tufts, Deputy Superintendent 
Willard D. Tripp, Visitor at Large and Examiner 
Elizabeth F. Moloney, Supervisor of aid to mothers 

with dependent children .... 
Edward Hitchcock, M.D., Medical Visitor . 
Joseph W. Proctor, M.D., Medical Visitor . 
Morton E. Cummings, M.D., Medical Visitor 
G.Arthur Bodwell, Visitor 
Lila C. Crapo, Visitor 
James H. Cunningham, Visitor 
Lillian F. Foss, Visitor 
John B. Gallagher, Visitor 



$2,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,700 00 


611 11 


668 25 


1,141 67 


756 71 


841 67 


941 66 


941 66 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,500 00 


1,241 66 


1,476 50 


630 65 


120 00 


870 84 


870 84 


651 34 


202 50 


870 84 


$2,000 00 


1,800 00 


1,800 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


165 32 


1,383 04 


1,041 67 


1,500 00 


1,041 67 


1,403 88 



Amount carried forward . $42,298 49 



192 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Amount brought forward 



Frederick F. Green, Visitor 

William Healey, Visitor . 

John W. Henderson, Visitor 

William J. HinchclifTe, Visitor . 

William Hopewell, Visitor 

Esther R. Kaufman, Visitor 

Monica M. Keating, Visitor 

Louis R. Lipp, Visitor 

Mary A. Mullowney, Visitor . 

Margaret A. Murphy, Visitor . 

Mary A. O'Neill, Visitor . 

Fred J. Rice, Visitor .... 

Anna Russell, Visitor 

Annie A. McBride, Examiner . 

Robina A. Morison, Settlement Clerk 

Justine D. Ferris, Accountant . 

Annette E. Barnes, Stenographer and Statistician 

Rose V. Egan, Stenographer 

Sophia S. Finkelstein, Stenographer 

Mary F. Fuller, Stenographer . 

Winifred C. Gilbody, Stenographer 

Sadie G. Proudman, Stenographer . 

Frank J. Yeager, Stenographer 

Mary C. McLain, Clerk . 

Sarah L. Shure, Clerk 

Alice C. Taylor, Clerk 

Herbert L. Keeble, Clerk . 

Martha B. Grey, Stenographer 

John F. Smith, Clerk 



142,298 49 


1,403 88 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,041 67 


1,500 00 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,016 37 


1,441 67 


1,141 67 


1,041 67 


1,141 67 


902 77 


870 84 


870 84 


870 84 


854 57 


677 56 


833 34 


575 00 


820 83 


820 83 


50 00 


31 67 



Total 



$71,289.52 



Division of State Minor Wards. 
James E. Fee, Superintendent 



$4,000 00 



Subdivision of Children. 

Winifred A. Keneran, Deputy Superintendent . . . $2,000 00 

J. Arthur Colburn, Deputy Superintendent .... 1,600 00 

Lucy B. Hancock, Visitor-at-large of boarded children . 1,141 67 

William A. Bailey, Visitor 1,303 61 

Ruth A. Baker, Visitor ........ 1,041 67 

Amount carried forward $11,086 95 



Part 1.1 GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



193 



Amount brought forward 



Anna H. Bartlett, Visitor . 
Metta Bean, Visitor . 
Bertha I. Berger, Visitor . 
Roswell D. Blandy, Visitor 
Edward W. Bowker, Visitor 
Emily F. Brennan, Visitor 
Agnes F. Brown, Visitor . 
Mary R. Cady, Visitor 
Timothy J. Carey, Visitor 
Florence M. Carpenter, Visitor 
Sophia T. Cole, Visitor 
Anna F. Craddock, Visitor 
A. Gertrude Daley, Visitor 
G. Frederic Davis, Visitor 
Francis E. Deady, Visitor 
Mary T. Dwyer, Visitor . 
Henry L. Gardner, Visitor 
Marion L. Gerould, Visitor 
Joseph W. Grautstuck, Visitor 
Jennie L. Harris, Visitor . 
Sarah M. Hayes, Visitor . 
Geraldine S. Jones, Visitor 
Ruth Lissner, Visitor 
Eugenia Locke, Visitor . . 
H. Gardner Lund, Visitor 
Emily M. MacDonald, Visitor 
Gladys G. MacDonald, Visitor 
Joseph P. Mclntyre, Visitor 
Annie B. McNeil, Visitor . 
Mary F. Mooney, Visitor . 
Harriet M. Mulry 
Arthur E. Newcomb, Visitor 
Marion G. Noyes, Visitor 
Charlotte C. Perkins, Visitor 
Edna G. Spitz, Visitor 
James H. Taylor, Visitor . 
Emma I. Thomas, Visitor 
Millie H. Tileston, Visitor 
Benjamin B. Towne, Visitor 
Francis J. Turcotte, Visitor 
E. Mabel Tyler, Visitor . 
Marie I. Williams, Visitor 

Amount carried forward 



$11,086 95 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,041 67 


870 84 


1,041 67 


1,500 00 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


891 67 


1,500 00 


1,304 17 


1,041 67 


1,500 00 


1,041 67 


1,500 00 


1,041 67 


852 13 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


816 67 


1,041 67 


902 22 


1,500 00 


870 84 


1,041 67 


902 22 


1,500 00 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,302 22 


900 00 


1,041 67 


1,241 66 


1,077 42 


1,041 67 


850 00 


$57,744 08 



194 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Amount brought forward 



James J. Winston, Visitor 
Carl F. 0. Posenau, Visitor 
Ralph L. Countie, Visitor 
Frances H. Barry, Stenographer 
Nora G. Dwyer, Stenographer 
Susie L. Glynn, Stenographer . 
Florence M. Hagerty, Stenographer 
Anna G. Kiley, Stenographer . 
Mary T. Killion, Stenographer 
Mary A. Murphy, Stenographer 
Alice G. O'Mealey, Stenographer 
Lillian D. Parks, Stenographer 
Casalena M. Sleeper, Stenographer 
Lucy F. Sullivan, Stenographer 
Mary J. Sullivan, Stenographer 
Alice A. Page, Chief Accountant 
Emma W. Kelley, Accountant 
Catherine E. Smith, Chief Clerk 
Mary E. Weston, File Clerk . 
Lilla D. Baker, Clerk 
Alice S. Bennett, Clerk 
Florence A. Blanchard, Clerk . 
Marion L. T. Bucknam, Clerk 
Nora E. Healy, Clerk 
Francis J. Love, Clerk 
Mary C. McCarty, Clerk . 
Maude A. McLean, Clerk 
Anna E. Murphy, Clerk . 
Gertrude Murphy, Clerk . 
Lillian A. Riley, Clerk 
Joseph E. Quinn, Transportation Officer 
Alfred B. Greene, Messenger . 
Thomas G. O'Connor, Messenger 
C. Holley Vincent, Messenger . 



Subdivision of Infants. 
Edwin F. Cummings, M.D., Medical Visitor 
Frederick A. Burt, Special Agent .... 
Edwin R. Sparrow, Inspector of Lying-in Hospitals 
Abigail F. Barrett, Investigating Visitor 
Helen F. Horan, Investigating Visitor . 
Georgiana M. Maheu, Investigating Visitor . 



Amount carried forward 



$57,744 08 


1,302 22 


290 00 


103 23 


619 62 


214 52 


795 84 


870 84 


941 66 


670 83 


870 84 


1,041 67 


814 91 


941 66 


870 84 


870 84 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


541 67 


941 66 


570 84 


564 51 


741 39 


511 94 


620 83 


131 72 


870 84 


870 84 


58 00 


110 89 


996 23 


205 43 


143 00 


46 28 


$1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,500 00 


951 87 


1,041 67 


870 84 


$87,779 06 



Parti.] GENERAL WORK OF THE BOARD. 



195 



Amount brought forward 



Eunice A. Miller, Investigating Visitor . 
Beatrice K. Quinn, Investigating Visitor 
Sarah E. Rawson, Investigating Visitor 
Mary T. McCann, Nurse Visitor . 
Elizabeth J. McDermott, Nurse Visitor 
S. Eleanor Merrill, Nurse Visitor 
Annie F. Merrill, Accountant 
Marie T. Connors, Clerk . 
Georgiana C. Faden, Clerk 
Eugenie Goss, Clerk . 
Mary R. Spooner, Clerk . 



Total 



$87,779 06 


1,041 67 


270 53 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


875 00 


1,041 67 


1,041 67 


482 66 


941 66 


111 67 


380 63 


$96,049 56 



Because of the unusual demand throughout the country for 
trained clerical and field service the Board has found great 
difficulty in retaining its staff. To meet the acute situation 
caused by loss of employees, the Board, in November, voted a 
general advance in its schedule of salaries, and has petitioned, 
under the provisions of chapter 2, General Acts of 1916, for 
increases in accordance therewith. The new schedule which 
supplants the previous graded system is as follows: — 



Superintendent of the Division of State Adult 
First deputies ...... 

Stenographer and statistician 
Second deputy, Adult Poor Division . 
Second deputy, Minor Wards Division 
Male visitors: — 

First two years 

Third year 

Fourth year 

Fifth year 

Thereafter 
Female visitors : — 

First two years 

Third year 

Fourth year 

Fifth year 

Sixth year 

Thereafter 



Poor 



$4,000 
2,250 
1,400 
2,000 
1,800 

1,200 
1,300 
1,400 
1,600 
1,800 

1,000 
1,100 
1,200 
1,300 
1,400 
1,500 



1 1,500 
2 1,800 



196 STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Inspectors of incorporated charities : — 

First two years $1,400 

Third year . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 

Fourth year 1,600 

Fifth year 1,700 

Thereafter . . 1,800 

Inspector of almshouses . . . . 2,400 

Medical visitors . . 2,250 

Clerks with knowledge of law (full time) . . . . . . 1,800 

Supervisors : — 

Social service 

Private charitable corporations . . . 

Investigations 

Settlement examiner 2,000 

Chief clerks 1,000 

Examiners 1,800 

Examining visitor 2,400 

Male transportation officers : — 

First two years 1,000 

Third year . 1,100 

Fourth year 1 200 

Fifth year . 1,300 

Thereafter . 1,400 

Female transportation officers : — 

First two years . . . 800 

Third year 900 

Fourth year 1,000 

Fifth year 1,100 

Thereafter 1,200 

The auxiliary visitors of older girls placed out, 1917-18, are: 
Ella M. Bacall, Newton Highlands; Martha B. Bishop, North 
Brookfield; Mrs. Sanford Boice, South Ashfleld; Alice T. S. 
Brewster, Pittsfield; Elizabeth R. Bridgman, Belchertown; 
Mary E. Brown, West Roxbury; Mabelle L. Butler, Franklin; 
Sarah Alden Burt, West Tisbury; Ellen T. A. Callahan, 
Worcester; Mrs. Arthur W. Carr, Bridgewater; Margaret E. 
Costello, Franklin; Florence S. A. Davis, Quincy; Emma L. 
Dickinson, Baldwinville; Mrs. Frank S. Field, Shattucksville; 
Flora R. Greely, Athol; Ellen M. Hartwell, Littleton Common; 
Rose Boyle Herbert, Worcester; Lucy A. Hitchcock, Palmer; 
Cora Huse, Wakefield; Florence W. Hutchinson, Pepperell; 
Elizabeth H. Kelley, Falmouth; Sara G. Knight, Holden; 

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Helen D. Lamb, Worcester; M. Edna Larabee, Melrose; Mar- 
garet Mclntyre, Worcester; Mary K. Morton, Hatfield; Mary 
Lawler Murphy, Boston; Abigail F. Nims, Greenfield; Mary 
E. Quirk, South Boston; Helen Russell, Plymouth; Katherine 
V. Shiners, Dorchester; Sabra C. Snell, Amherst; Florence 
Stowe, Belmont; Mary B. Townsley, Springfield; Ellen H. 
Underwood, South Dennis; Mary E. Veber, Charlemont; Har- 
riet J. Williams, Wellfleet. 

The parole visitors of prisoners released from the State Farm, 
1917-18, are: Albert Arnold, Boston; Cornelius Buckley, Na- 
tick; Rev. Eugene Carney, Roxbury; Peter Carr, Lawrence; 
Rev. Clark Carter, Lawrence; Chester L. Clark, Milford; Ed- 
ward G. Clark, Westfield; James H. Conley, Chariest own; Wil- 
liam F. Dineen, North Adams; Miss Katherine L. Edwards, 
Worcester; Rev. Timothy J. Fahey, Roxbury; Frank E. Fla- 
herty, Somerville; William Forsberg, Worcester; Rev. Thomas 
Gilhooly, Roxbury; Edward A. Hall, Springfield; George L. 
Harris, Northampton; Archibald M. Hillman, Worcester; Rev. 
Oscar Lindergren, East Boston; Joseph P. Love, Webster; 
John E. Lynch, Boston; Peter J. Lynch, Melrose; Oswald J. 
McCourt, West Newton; Thomas J. McEneaney, Lawrence; 
John J. McGaffigan, Boston; John J. McGrath, Amesbury; 
John F. Mitchell, Marlborough; Rev. Francis V. Murphy, 
Roxbury; William H. O'Neil, Salem; Paul Perkins, Brookline; 
Moses J. Perrault, Fitchburg; Michael Sweeney, Fall River; 
John W. Trehy, Chicopee; Rev. John B. Whiteman, Green- 
field; John A. Winn, Charlestown; Capt. James A. Wright, 
Beverly. 

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD. 

During the official year ending November 30, 1917, the Board 
held twenty-five meetings, viz., twenty-four regular meetings 
and one adjourned meeting. The attendance of members at 
these meetings was as follows: Mr. Lincoln, fourteen meetings; 
Mr. Adams, twenty-two; Mr. Johnson, twenty-four; Mr. Rat- 
shesky, six; Mr. Brackett, twenty-three; Miss Barr, twenty- 
three; Dr. Merrick, twenty-two; Miss Leonard, eighteen; Mr. 
Clark, two. There were, in addition, frequent meetings of the 
Standing Committees. 

The results of all these meetings are embodied in the fore- 
going report. 



INDEX TO PART I. 



Administrative duties of the Board 

Adoptions ..... 

Adult poor in families, supervision of 

After-care of women and children discharged from State Infirmary 

Almshouses, dependent minor children in 

Appropriations for departmental expenditures 

Appropriations for State charitable institutions 

Approval of incorporation of private charities, recommended 

Berkshire County, law relating to tuberculosis hospital for 

Board, duties of . 

Employees .... 

Finances .... 

Meetings .... 

Salaries of employees 
Boarding houses for infants, licensed 
By-laws of the Board 
Canton, Massachusetts Hospital School at 
Capacity of State charitable institutions 
Causes of dependency in mothers' aid cases 
Children over three years of age, disposition of 

Over three years of age in Board's custody 

Received into the Board's control as minor wards 

Summary of all, in Board's custody . 

Tuition of ...... 

Under three years of age in Board's custody 
Cities and towns, law relating to State reimbursement of, for aid to sick 
persons ........ 

Penalty for failure to make pauper returns 
Commitments to Industrial School for Boys, law relating to 
Committees of the Board . . . . . . 

Consumption, law relating to basis for subsidies 

Law relating to care of, by communities . 
Consumptives, Trustees of Hospitals for ... 

Cost of maintenance of State charitable institutions 
Cost of State outdoor poor . . . . . 

Counties, law relating to care of consumption by 

County training schools ...... 

Crippled and deformed children. See Massachusetts Hospital School 
Dangerous diseases, relief of persons afflicted with 
Delinquent children, county training schools for 

State training schools for 
Delinquent and wayward children, disposition by the courts of cases of 
Dependent children, in almshouses 

Boarded out by cities and towns 

Under the mothers' aid law 



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Dependent children in Board's custody, receipts on account of . 

Legal proceedings regarding ....... 

Dipsomaniacs, laws relative to commitment of .... 

Disposition of all children over three years of age in Board's custody 
Drunkards and drunkenness. See State Farm and Norfolk State Hospital 
Duties of the Board, administrative 

Supervisory . 
Employees of the Board 
Essex County Training School 
Executive committee of the Board 
Executive officers of the Board 
Expenditures of the Board 
Expenditures of State charitable institutions 
Feeble-minded, recommendation of extension of care for . 
Female inebriates, recommendation of care for 
Finances of the Board ....... 

Financial supervision of State charitable institutions 
Girls, State Industrial School for . . . . 

Hampden County Training School ..... 

Hospital school, Canton . ' . 

Trustees of . . . . . . 

Hospitals for Consumptives, Trustees of . 

Incorporation of private charities, recommendation regarding 

Industrial School for Boys, Shirley 

Appropriations for . 

Law relating to commitments to 
Industrial Schools for Girls, Lancaster 

Appropriations for . 
Inebriates, recommendation regarding care of females 
Infants, at board; reports of, by private agencies 

Licensed boarding houses for .... 

With sore eyes, discharged from lying-in hospitals 
Infirmary, State, Trustees of . 
Inmates of State charitable institutions 
Institutions, State charitable . 

Trustees of . 
Institutions supervised by the Board 
Juvenile delinquents, resolve directing inquiry concerning 

Report of State Board of Charity upon method of treatment 

State training schools for 
Lakeville State Sanatorium . 

Appropriations for . 
Lancaster, Industrial School for Boys at 
Laws affecting the Board 
Legislation, recommendations for . 
Leprosy, Penikese Hospital for persons afflicted with 

Assumption of care and treatment of by United States government 
Licensing of boarding houses for infants . 
Localities from which State minor wards received 
Local poor relief, supervision of 
Lying-in hospitals, licensed 
Lyman School for Boys 

Appropriations for . 

Trustees of 
Maintenance of State charitable institutions, cost of 



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Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton . 

Appropriations for .... 
Massachusetts training schools, trustees of 
Meetings of the Board .... 
Members of the Board .... 
Middlesex County Training School 
Minor children, law relating to the support of 
Minor wards, recommendation of hospital for care of 

State (see State Minor Wards) 
Mothers' aid, supervision of . 

Causes of dependency- 
Cities and towns rendering 

Policies of the Board concerning 

Rules of the Board concerning 

State outlays for 
Movement of population in State charitable institutions 
National Conference of Social Work, tabulation in accordance with 
Net per capita cost of maintaining the State charitable institutions 
Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth County Union Training School 
Norfolk State Hospital . 

Appropriations for . 

Law relating to commitments to 

Recommendation regarding female inebriates at 

Trustees of 
North Reading State Sanatorium . 

Appropriations for . . . 

Officers of the Board .... 
Organization of the report 
Organization of staff .... 
Outdoor poor, State .... 
Pauper returns, penalty for failure to make 
Paupers boarded in families, supervision of 
Pay roll of the State charitable institutions 
Penikese Hospital .... 

Policies of the Board relating to mothers' aid 
Poor persons aided locally, supervision of 
Population of State charitable institutions, movement of 
Private charities, recommendations regarding incorporation of 
Public lodging houses and wayfarers lodges, supervision of 
Public poor relief, sick State poor . 

Removals ..... 

Temporary aid .... 

Wife settlement cases 
Recommendations for legislation 
Removals of public dependents 
Rules of the Board concerning mothers' aid 
Rutland State Sanatorium . . . 

Salaries of the Board's staff . 
Sanatoria, State ..... 
Secretary of the Board, duties of . 
Settled poor relieved by cities and towns, supervision of 
Settlements, verification of, by State Board's agents 
Shirley, Industrial School for Boys at 

Sick aid, law relating to reimbursements to cities and towns for 
Sick State poor . . . . . . 



form 



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regarding juvenile de 



Small pox, etc., law relating to acquisition of settlement by persons afflicted 
with ...... 

Social service work in the adult poor division . 

Staff, numbers in . 

Staff organization ..... 

Standing committees of the Board . 
State Board of Charity, resolve directing inquiry 
linquents ..... 

State charitable institutions .... 

Appropriations for . . . . . 

Capacity of . 

Cost of maintenance of . 

Expenditures of .... . 

Financial supervision of . 

Inventory of . 

Movement of population and expenditures 

Net per capita cost .... 

Numbers in . 

Pay roll of 

Receipts of 

Trustees of 
State Farm . 

After-care of women discharged from 

Appropriations for 

Trustees of 
State industrial schools, trustees of 
State Infirmary 

After-care of women and children discharged from 

Appropriations for 

Trustees of 
State minor wards 

Adoptions 

Children over three years of age 

Children under three years of age 

Investigations of applications to receive children 

Legal proceedings regarding 

Localities from which received 

Recommendation of hospital for care of 

Summary of all 

Tuition of 
State outdoor poor 
State training schools 
State tuberculosis sanatoria 

Subsidies to cities and towns for tuberculosis cases 
Suffolk School for Boys, inquiry by State Board of Charity covering 
Superintendent of State adult poor, duties of . 
Superintendent of State minor wards, duties of 
Supervision of mothers' aid .... 
Supervision of public lodging houses and wayfarers' lodges 
Supervisory functions of the Board 
Support of minor children, law relating to 
Temporary aid cases in public poor relief 
Temporary mittimus, children held under 
Training schools, State, trustees of . 
Truants and school offenders, county training schools for 



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203 



Trustees of State charitable institutions .... 

Tuberculosis, law relating to care of, by counties 
Law relating to basis for figuring subsidies 
Sanatoria, State ....... 

Tuition of State minor wards in the public schools . 

Wayfarers' lodges and public lodging houses, supervision of 

Westborough, Lyman School for Boys at 

Westfield State Sanatorium ...... 

Wife settlement cases in local poor relief 

Worcester County Training School .... 



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REPORT 

OF THE 

State Boaed of Chaeity 



Paet II 



Chaeitable Coepoeations 



The State Board of Charity endorses no private charitable organiza- 
tion or agency. This rule is absolute, regardless of the known standing 
of any such society. Inspection and the publication of the annual return 
in this volume do not mean approval; on the contrary, inspection may 
mean the discovery of conditions calling for condemnation. No agency is 
warranted, therefore, in using the fact of inspection in such manner as to 
lead the public to believe that the State Board has approved or in any 
sense recommends its work. 



PEIVATE CHARITABLE CORPOKATIONS. 



Government supervision of private charitable corporations is 
provided in three legislative enactments, the first of which re- 
quires the State Board of Charity to investigate all petitions 
for charitable charters, while the second and third call for 
annual inspection and annual reporting. In the following pages 
of this part of the report the functions of the Board and the 
year's work under these several statutes are explained. This 
statement is followed by abstracts of the annual returns of the 
various charities in a form intended to serve as a handbook of 
all the incorporated charities of the Commonwealth. 

Investigation of Charitable Organizations seeking Incorporation. 

Acts of 1910, Chapter 181. 

Section 1. Before making and issuing a certificate for the incorpora- 
tion of a charitable corporation the secretary of the commonwealth shall 
also forward such statement as is described in the preceding section to 
the state board of charity, which shall immediately make an investiga- 
tion as to the persons who have asked to be incorporated and as to the 
purposes of the incorporation, and any other material facts relative 
thereto, and shall give them a public hearing, notice of which shall be 
published once a week for three successive weeks in some paper pub- 
lished in the county in which the corporation is to have its principal 
office or rooms, and if said office or rooms are to be in Boston, in some 
Boston daily paper, the last publication to be at least three days before 
the day set for the hearing, and shall forthwith report to the secretary 
of the commonwealth all the facts ascertained by it. If it appears to the 
secretary of the commonwealth from said report or otherwise that the 
probable purpose of the formation of the proposed corporation is to cover 
any illegal business, or that the persons asking for incorporation are not 
suitable persons, from lack of financial ability or from any other cause, 
he shall refuse to issue his certificate. If he refuses to issue his certificate, 
the persons asking to be incorporated may appeal to the superior court, 
which shall hear the case and finally determine whether or not the cer- 
tificate of incorporation shall be issued. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



iv STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

During the year ending November 30, 1917, 48 applications 
for charters have been referred by the Secretary of the Com- 
monwealth to this Board, which has investigated, given hear- 
ings and reported upon the 45 applications noted below. In 
1 case the petition was withdrawn by the petitioners before 
report. Reports were made also in the case of 5 other petitions 
previously received and pending when the year began. Two 
cases were pending at the end of the year. 

All Souls' Lend a Hand Club, Inc., Boston. 

Alpha and Omega Rescue Mission Home, Inc., The, Boston. 

Animal Rescue League of Hampden County, West Springfield. 

Attleboro Lodge No. 1014 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of 
Elks of Massachusetts, United States of America, Attleboro. 

Berkshire County Society for the Care of Crippled and Deformed Chil- 
dren, The, Pittsfield. 

Boston Leather Trade Benevolent Society, Boston. 

Boys' Welfare League, Newton. 

Canton Hospital and Nursing Association, Canton. 

Church of God, Saints of Christ and Stone of Truth, Tabernacle No. 2 
Association, Boston. 

Committee of the Permanent Charity Fund Incorporated, Boston. 

Crane Sanatorium Incorporated, The, Rutland. 

Daughters of Israel of Haverhill, Mass., Inc., Haverhill. 

Door of Hope in Fall River, Inc., Fall River. 

First Roumanian Benefit Association of Chelsea, Chelsea. 

Gill Civic Legion of Massachusetts, The, Boston. 

Girls' Club of Greenfield, Massachusetts, The, Greenfield. 

Gloucester Hebrew Ladies' Aid Association, Inc., Gloucester. 

Judge Baker Foundation, Boston. 

Kirkside Inc., The, Westborough. 

Ladies' Aid Society of Chelsea, Chelsea. 

Ladies' Auxiliary to Company L, Sixth Regiment, Massachusetts Na- 
tional Guard (Incorporated), The, Boston. 

Lodzer Benevolent Association of Boston and Vicinity, The, Boston. 

Lucy Jackson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Newton. 

Massachusetts Christian Endeavor Association, Lynn. 

Massachusetts Trustees of the International Committee of Young Men's 
Christian Associations for Army and Navy Work (Incorporated), The, 
Boston. 

Massasoit Memorial Association, Boston. 

Meretz Free Loan Association, Boston. 

New England District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Inc., 
Boston. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. v 

New England Retail Clothiers' Association (Boston), The, Boston. 
Portuguese Blessed Sacrament Association, under the name of Vetera 

Romana Catholica Ecclesia, The, Fall River. 
Roxbury Ladies' Club, Boston. 
Ruthenian Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist in Fall River, Fall 

River. 
Sandy Beach Association, Cohasset. 
Skinner Coffee House, Incorporated, Holyoke. 
Star of Roxbury Free Loan Society, Boston. 
Trinity Neighborhood House and Day Nursery, Boston. 
Twombly House, Inc., The, Newton. 
United Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Association, Lawrence. 
Uxbridge Samaritan Society, Uxbridge. 

Visiting Nurse Association of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Pittsfield. 
Wollaston Woman's Club, Quincy. 

Woman's Auxiliary Board of the Scots' Charitable Society, Boston. 
Worcester Garden City, Inc., Worcester. 
Worcester Social Settlement Society, Worcester. 
World Union, Equality, and Liberty League Inc., Boston. 

Thirty-eight of the above petitions have been granted and 
charters issued, while 7 have been refused. 

During the seven years and nine months which have elapsed 
since the passage of the law (March 7, 1910, to November 30, 
1917) the Board has reported upon 416 applications for char- 
ters, 350 of which were granted, 64 refused, 1 withdrew after 
investigation, and 1 had not been acted upon by the Secretary 
of State up to November 30, 1917. In 53 other cases the appli- 
cations were withdrawn before investigation. 

During the year 414 charters were dissolved by the General 
Court (General Acts of 1917, chapter 157). The list follows: — 

Charitable and Other Corporations. 
Abilias Syrian Benevolent and Educational Society (Lawrence) . 
Ahavas Acham (Boston). 

American Hospital and Home for Surgery (Boston) . 
American Industrial School Association, The (Chelsea). 
Andover Catholic Benevolent Society. 
Ascension Society (Boston). 
Associated Charities of Newton, The. 
Association for the Benefit of Needlewomen (Boston). 
Association of the Daughters of Zion (Fall River) . 
Austrian Benevolent and Military Association (Boston). 



vi STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Bakers' Benevolent Society (Boston). 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association (Fall River). 

Baron Hirsch Dispensary and Hospital (Boston). 

Batterman Home and Hospital, The (Boston). 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants (Boston) . 

Benevolent Society in Truro. 

Berkshire Animal Rescue League (Pittsfleld) . 

Berkshire Health and Accident Association (Pittsfield) . 

Bethel Help Association (Worcester) . 

Beth Haven Home for Needy Children (Springfield) . 

Beverly Hebrew Ladies Association (Beverly) . 

Bohemian Slavonian Benevolent Society (Boston) . 

Boston Bichloride of Gold Club, The (Dorchester). 

Boston Deaf Mute Christian Association. 

Boston Deaf Mute Mission. 

Boston Dramatic and Aid Association, The. 

Boston Emigrant Aid and Mining Company. 

Boston Eye and Ear Hospital (Boston). 

Boston Eye and Ear Infirmary (Boston) . 

Boston Florence Crittenden Home Society, The. 

Boston Fuel Savings Institution. 

Boston Highlands Young Men's Christian Association. 

Boston Industrial Union. 

Boston Irish American Benevolent Society. 

Boston Ladies Benevolent Association, The. 

Boston Lamplighters Benefit Association (Boston). 

Boston Lettonian Society, The. 

Boston Medical and Sanitary Bureau, The. 

Boston Newsboys Aid Association (Boston) . 

Boston-1915 (Inc.) (Boston). 

Boston Polyclinic Hospital, The. 

Boston Protestant Employment Bureau, The. 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, The. 

Boston Spiritual Bethesda (Boston) . 

Boston' Traveler Charitable Society. 

Boston Union Relief Society. 

Boston United Hebrew Benevolent Association. 

Boys' Gymnasium Club of Nantucket, The. 

Boys' Improvement and Industrial Association, The (Nantucket) . 

Brockton Relief Hospital Association (Brockton) . 

Brotherhood of Palestine Aid Association (East Boston). 

Cambridge Coffee House Association. 

Cambridge Dispensary. 

Cambridge Emergency and General Hospital, The (Cambridge). 

Cambridge Relief Hospital (1905). 

Canton Nursing Association, The. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. vii 

Carl Hawlicek Borowsky Bohemian Protective Association of Boston. 

Carolina Industrial School (Boston). 

Catholic Medical Aid and Sanitary Association of Westfield, Mass., The. 

Charitable Tenement Association in the town of Peabody. 

Charitable Travelers Sheltering Association, Inc. (Lynn). 

Charlestown Free Dispensary and Hospital. 

Charlestown Home for Aged Men and Couples. 

Charlestown Mechanic Union Charitable Association. 

Charlestown St. Mary's Charitable Society. 

Charlestown Young Men's Christian Association. 

Chautauqua Association (Framingham) . 

Chebra Bikur Chaulim (Hebrew Mutual Relief Society) (Boston) . 

Chebra Har Moriah (Society Mount Moriah) (Boston) . 

Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The (Chelsea) . 

Chelsea Ladies Union Relief Society (Chelsea) . 

Chelsea and Vicinity Workingmen's Charitable Co-operative Association. 

Chesed Shel Ernes of Roxbury (Boston) . 

Chevra Tilim Anshi Chased (Boston) . 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge. 

Children's Hope Music House, Inc., The (Boston). 

Children's Missionary Union (Merrimac). 

Children's Progressive Lyceum Association No. 1 of Boston, The. 

Columbia Benevolent Society, The (Boston). 

Corporation of the Stoneham Young Men's Christian Association, The. 

Co-Workers' Fraternity Company, The (Boston). 

Criterion Charitable Association (Boston) . 

Culinary Improvement Association of America, The (Boston) . 

Daughters of Jacob of Fall River. 

Dedham Irish Benevolent Society. 

Deslon-Dupre Medical Company (Boston). 

Dorchester Hebrew Helping Hand Association (Dorchester) . 

Dorothea Dix Hall Association (Boston) . 

Duxbury Soldiers Relief Association, The. 

Eagle Benefit Association, The (Revere). 

East Boston Ladies Charitable Society. 

East Boston Ladies Gmilas Chased Association, The. 

East Boston Ladies Gmilath Chesed Sel Emeth Association. 

East Boston Mechanics and Workingmen's Co-operative Mercantile and 

Charitable Association. 
Electro-Physico Therapeutic Society of New England, The (Boston). 
Eliot City Mission Society, in the city of Roxbury. 
Ella Reed Home (Sharon). 
Emil Zola Association (Fall River) . 
Employees' Emergency Hospital Association (Boston). 
Enterprise Benefit Association (Boston). 
Epanpande Society, The (Haverhill). 



viii STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Essex County Helping Hand Society, Number One, The (Lynn). 

Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital (Salem). 

Essex Union Emergency and General Hospital (Salem) . 

Everybody's Mission of Lynn (Lynn). 

Fairhaven Seamen's Friend Society. 

Fall River Coffee Tavern Association. 

Fall River Emergency Hospital. 

Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association (Fall River) . 

Fall River Hospital. 

Fall River Young Men's Christian Association. 

Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts (Boston). 

First Spiritualist Ladies Aid Society of Brockton. 

First Spiritualist Ladies Aid Society of Springfield, The. 

Fitchburg Union Aid Hospital, The. 

Framingham Boys' Club Association. 

Franklin Charitable Society, The (Boston). 

Fraternal Home and Hospital (Cambridge) . 

Frederic Ozanam House Association of Dorchester. 

Free Boarding House for Orphan and Homeless Children (Boston) . 

George Blackburn Hospital, The (Walpole). 

Georgetown Women's Benevolent Society. 

Gloucester Relief Association, The (Gloucester). 

Gloucester Tenement Association (Gloucester) . 

God's Poor Fund, Incorporated (Boston). 

Good Samaritan Association, The (Boston). 

Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, The (Worcester). 

Good Will Society of the Junction, The (Pittsfield) . 

Grace Hospital (Boston). 

Guards of Zion Battalion Aid Association (Boston). 

Gustav Adolph Association of Turners Falls. 

Gwynne Temporary Home for Children, The. 

Hall of Industry in Boston. 

Hebrew Benevolent Association of Roxbury. 

Hebrew Emigrant Aid Society of Boston. 

Hebrew Ladies Benefit Lodge of East Boston, The. 

Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Association of Brockton, The. 

Hebrew Ladies Bikur Cholim Association, The (Boston). 

Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Association, The (Lawrence). 

Hebrew Ladies Helping Hand Association (Boston). 

Hebrew Ladies Sewing Circle (Boston) . 

Hebrew Mutual Benefit Association, The (Fall River) . 

Hebrew United Brothers of Fall River. 

Hellenic Philanthropic Society, The (Boston). 

Helping Hand Sewing Circle, The (Chelsea). 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish Children (Boston). 

Hibernian Benevolent Society in the City of Boston. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. ix 

Hibernian Benevolent Society of the U. S. of America (Boston). 

Hibernian Friendly Society of Marblehead. 

Hogan Association of Brockton. 

Holyoke Harmonious Aid Society. 

Holyoke Hebrew Gemiles Chesed Society. 

Home Training School for Nurses in Fall River, The. 

Hospitaller Medical Association (Boston) . 

Hospitaller Missionary Association (Boston) . 

Howard Benevolent Society of Cambridge. 

Howard Industrial School (Cambridge) . 

Hydropathic Institute, The (Boston). 

Immanuel Hospital, The (Oxford). 

Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, Massachusetts, The. 

Independent Agudath Achim Ansei Anikst (Chelsea) . 

Independent Benevolent Society, at Newburyport. 

Independent Bnai Kishineff Association (Boston) . 

Independent B'nai Wolin Association (Boston). 

Independent Dowig Association (Boston) . 

Independent Order of Loyal Women, The (Worcester) . 

Independent Salvation Army (Salem). 

Independent Tiphereth Jacob of Boston. 

In His Name Society (Maiden) . 

Institute of Heredity, The (Boston). 

International Medical Missionary Society, The (Goshen) . 

International Workingpeople's Educational Center, Incorporated 

(Boston). 
Irish Emigrant Society (Boston) . 
Island Hospital and Dispensary, The (Boston). 
Italian Brotherly Union Society of Springfield. 
Italian Protective League of Boston, Mass. 
Italian Workmen's Aid Association, The (Boston) . 
Jewish Consumptive Relief Society of Massachusetts, The (Boston). 
Kalvarian Aid Association, The (Boston). 
Karel Havlicek Hall Association (W. Springfield) . 
King's Daughters and Sons Hospital Company of New England 

(Chicopee) . 
Knights of Pythias Relief Association, The (Boston). 
Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association (Boston) . 
Kurlaender Yunger Maenner Unterstuetzung Verein (Boston) . 
Ladies Aid Association of the Massachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital 

(Boston) . 
Ladies Baptist Association of West Newton, Mass. 
Ladies Board of the Marlborough Hospital, The. 
Ladies Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea (Chelsea) . 
Ladies League of the Brockton Veteran Firemen Association. 
Ladies Spiritualistic Industrial Society, The (Boston). 



x STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Lakeside Improvement and Social Club. 

Lawrence Hebrew Weavers Benevolence Associations (Lawrence) . 

Lawrence Irish Benevolent Society, in the city of Lawrence. 

Lawrence Italian Club. 

Lawrence Loom Fixers Association. 

Lawrence Nursery (Lawrence) . 

Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston. 

Lithuanian Saint Kazimir Benefit Society, The (Haverhill). 

Lowell Irish Benevolent Society. 

Lynn Boys' Club. 

Lynn District Epworth Associates, The (Wakefield). 

Lynn Hebrew Ladies Aid Association. 

Lynn Hebrew Ladies' Helping-Hand Society, The (Lynn) . 

Lynn Hebrew Protective Association. 

Lynn Hospital Association. 

Lynn Lasters' Aid Association, The. 

Lynn Workingmen's Aid Association, in the city of Lynn. 

Marblehead Marine Society, The. 

Marblehead New England Industrial Home. 

Maritime Provincial Association, The (Boston). 

Marketmen's Relief Association, The (Boston). 

Massachusetts Children's Protective Society (Boston). 

Massachusetts Deaf Mute Christian Association (Boston). 

Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company (Boston). 

Massachusetts English Cottage Hospital (Boston). 

Massachusetts Fraternal and Benevolent Union (Boston). 

Massachusetts Industrial Settlement, The (Cambridge and Boston). 

Massachusetts Society for the Aid of Emigrants. 

Maternity, The (Boston). 

Mechanics and "Workingmen's Charitable Cooperative Association of 

East Boston. 
Mechanics and Workingmen's Cooperative Mercantile and Charitable 

Association No. 2 of East Boston and Vicinity. 
Medford Visiting Nurse Association (Medford). 
Medical and Sanitary Aid Association, The (Westfield). 
Medical Attendance & Supply Company, The (Lowell). 
Melrose Board of Associated Charities. 
Memorial Trust (Incorporated), The (Boston). 

Meonah Home for Fallen and Friendless Girls and Women, The (Boston). 
Meretz Progressive Association, The (Boston) . 
Methuen Humane Society. 

Metropolitan Visiting Nursing Association, The (Chelsea). 
Middlesex Hospital and Dispensary, The (Cambridge). 
Millet Sanatorium, Incorp. (East Bridgewater) . 
Mir jams Benevolent Daughters of Boston. 
Montefiore Home and Aid Society of Boston. 



Part II. ] CHARITABLE CORPORA*] 

Morning 3tai B B< ard. 

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Red Cross Bureau, The (Boston). 

Red Cross Hospital Association (Chelsea) . 

Relation Aid Association (Boston) . 

Religious Charitable Society in the County of Worcester, The. 

Revere District Nursing Association, The (Revere) . 

Revere Firemen's Relief and Charitable Association (Revere). 

Rindge Hospital, The (Cambridge) . 

Riverside Neighborhood House Association, The (Cambridge) . 

Rockport Hospital Association (Rockport). 

Rockport Irish Benevolent Society. 

Rose and Thistle Club, The (Adams). 

Roslindale Boys' Club Association (Boston). 

Round Hill Water Cure Retreat (Northampton) . 

Roxbury Aid Society (Boston) . 

Roxbury House Association. 

Russian Ladies Aid Association (Boston) . 

Sailors' Snug Harbor and Old Man's Home in Salem. 

St. Anne's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital (Boston) . 

Saint Casimir Benevolent Society (Lynn). 

St. Francis de Sales Society of Charlestown. 

St. John the Baptist Benevolent Society of Lowell, Mass. (Lowell). 

St. Joseph's Benevolent Society (Lawrence). 

St. Joseph's Benevolent Society of Lowell. 

St. Mary's Lying-in Hospital (Boston) . 

St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum (Lowell). 

Saint Mary's Orphanage (Lowell). 

St. Mary's School and Asylum (Dedham). 

Saint Omer Hospital Corporation (Boston). 

St. Patrick's Benevolent Society (Cambridge). 

Saint Patrick's Religious, Educational and Charitable Association of 

Massachusetts (Watertown) . 
St. Stanislaus Society (Fall River). 
Salem Nurses Benefit Association. 
Salem Seaman's Bethel Society (Salem). 
Salem Society of Deaf Mutes. 

Salem Society for the Moral and Religious Instruction of the Poor. 
Samaritan Asylum for Indigent Children (Boston) . 
Sandy Maloney Midnight Mission, Inc. (Boston). 
Sashkover Untershtizung Ferain (Boston). 
Scandinavia Society (Gloucester). 
Sea Shore Home (Boston). 
Seamen's Bethel Relief Society (Boston). 

Seventh Day Adventist Mutual Aid Corporation, The (Lancaster). 
Shaw Institute or Asylum for Mariners Children (Boston) . 
Sheltering Arms, The (Lowell). 
Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence (Holyoke). 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. xiii 

Slavuta Aid Association (Boston). 

Smorgon Aid Association, The (Boston) . 

Society Ahabath Achim Ansey Krakanova (Boston) . 

Societe de Bienfaisance St. Jean Baptiste de Southbridge, Mass. 

Society for Burial of the Poor, of Roxbury (Boston) . 

Society for employing the Female Poor (Boston) . 

Societa Italiana cli Mutuo Soccorso e Beneficenza Palma Augusta (Boston). 

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Newburyport, The. 

Society for the Reduction of Infant Mortality (Boston). 

Societe de Bienfaisance Saint- Jean Baptiste de Millbury, Mass. 

Society for the relief of Aged Women in Salem. 

Society for the Relief of the Sick Poor of Roxbury, The. 

Societe" Saint Jean Baptiste de Fall River. 

Societe Saint Jean Baptiste de la Ville de Holyoke, La. 

Societe Saint Jean Baptiste de Secours Mutuel of Boston. 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Particular Council of Lynn (Lynn) . 

Society Sons of David (Boston) . 

Societa Venezia di Mutuo Soccorso (Springfield) . 

Somerville Charity Club, The. 

Somerville Guild of Somerville, Massachusetts, The. 

South Boston Charitable Workingmen's Association. 

South Boston Hebrew Association. 

Springfield City Hospital. 

Standard Company of Actors, The (Boston) . 

Stoklesok Aid Association (Boston) . 

Street Cleaning Department Employees Protective Association, The 

(Boston). 
Students Home Association, The (Boston) . 
Supreme Employment Bureau, The (Worcester). 
Swedish Young Women's Benevolent Association (Boston) . 
Tailors' Benevolent Society (Boston). 

Temple of Honor Beneficial Association of Massachusetts (Worcester). 
Union Charitable Society in Salem. 
Union for Christian Work, Boston. 
Union St. Jean Baptiste of Fitchburg, Mass. 
Union Veteran Army and Mutual Aid Association, The (Boston). 
United Brothers Sick Support Society, The (Plymouth). 
United Hebrew Iron Workers Association (Boston) . 
United Hebrew Workers' Aid Association, The (Peabody) . 
United Hospital and Dispensary (Boston) . 
United Sisters of America (Boston) . 
United Sons of Jacob (Fall River). 
United Syrian Charitable Society (Boston). 
Universal Faculty Rupture Cure Company (Boston). 
Uxbridge Hibernian Benevolent Aid Society. 
Veteran Spiritualists Union (Boston) . 



xiv STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Victorian Diamond Festival Association, The (Boston) . 

Vineyard Haven Sanatarium, The (Tisbury). 

Wage Earners' Emergency and General Co-operative Hospital Association, 
The (Boston). 

Walon Leimu (Rockport) . 

Walpole Boys' Club. 

Waltham Boys P. M. M. Club, The. 

Waltham Hebrew Association. 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, The (Waltham). 

Waltham Young Men's Christian Union. 

Washingtonian Society (Pembroke) . 

Webster Hall Association, The (Mansfield) . 

West End Gemilath Chesed Association (Boston) . 

West End Ladies Aid Association (Boston) . 

White Cross Aid and Hospital Association (Boston) . 

Whitefield Home for Indigent Children, The (Cambridge) . 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home for Aged Per- 
sons, The (Boston) . 

Wilno Ladies Somech Noflim Association (Boston). 

Winchester Hospital, The (Winchester). 

Woman's Charitable Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church of 
New England, The (Boston). 

Women's Economical Garden Homestead League (Boston), 

Women's Educational and Industrial Society (Fall River). 

Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society (Worcester). 

Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation. 

Worcester Homoeopathic Hospital and Dispensary Association. 

Worcester Saint Andrews Benefit Society. 

Workers Co-operative Association, The (Boston) . 

Workers' Guild, The (Boston). 

Working People's Aid Society, The (Boston) . 

World in Boston, Inc., The (Boston). 

Young Ladies Ostrow Marshoha Mevaker Cheliem Association (Boston). 

Young Men's Benevolent Society (Boston). 

Young Men's Christian Association of Chicopee, Massachusetts, The. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Cliftondale, The (Saugus). 

Young Men's Christian Association of Clinton, Massachusetts, The. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Leominster, Massachusetts, The. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Methuen, The. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Nahant. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Waltham, Massachusetts, The. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Watertown, Massachusetts, The. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Westborough, Mass. 

Young Mens Hebrew Association of Medford. 

Young Women's Christian Association of Nantucket, The. 

Young Women's Christian Association of Waltham, Massachusetts. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. xv 

Young Womens Hebrew Charitable Association (Boston). 
Young Women's Phillis Wheatley Union, The (Boston). 
Yurberig Benevolent Association (Boston) . 
Zitomir Benevolent Association (Boston). 



Inspection of Charitable Corporations. 

Chapter 379 of the Acts of 1909 requires the State Board of 
Charity to make annual inspection of charitable corporations 
which consent to said inspection. The text of the act is as 
follows : — 

Acts of 1909, Chapter 379. 

Section 1. The State board of charity, upon the request or with the 
consent of a charitable corporation which, under the provisions of section 
fourteen of chapter eighty-four of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
chapter four hundred and two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and three, is required to make an annual report to said board, shall, at 
least once in every year, visit and inspect the institution or investigate 
the work of such corporation. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

One hundred fifty-one inspections have been made during the 
past year involving numerous conferences with directors and 
many visits to institutions. 

There have been 144 inquiries in regard to particular agencies 
by persons not connected with them as officers or members, and 
348 inquiries on general matters connected with the field of 
private charity. 

As the work of inspection progresses, the Board comes to 
appreciate at a higher and higher value those few basic princi- 
ples of action at the bottom of charitable endeavor, the observ- 
ance of which insures effective service and the neglect of which 
spells ineffectiveness, carelessness and maladministration; and 
it. becomes more apparent with continued inspection that the 
greatest failure of the times in private charity is the lack of ap- 
preciation of these same fundamental rules. The field is over- 
burdened with workers, both paid and volunteer, who from 
narrowness of perspective fail utterly to see the important na- 
ture of their service and its relationship to the interests of the 
community. A brief discussion of some of these working prin- 
ciples is therefore undertaken in this report. 



xvi STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



I. NlJMBEE AND CLASSIFICATION OF INCOEPORATED ChAEITIES 

in Massachusetts. 

There are at the present time more than 1,000 corporations 
chartered as charities under the laws of the Commonwealth. 
Of these, substantially three-fourths remain in active operation 
and make annual returns to this Board as required by law. 
The residue of active agencies that for various reasons fail to 
make the returns is negligible. 

The 861 active charitable corporations report the mainte- 
nance of a total of 876 institutions or agencies or societies, of 
which 97 are homes for the aged; 91 maintain nurseries or 
children's homes or place children out in family homes; 181 are 
hospitals or agencies rendering aid to the sick; 155 give mate- 
rial relief primarily. The large miscellaneous group of 352 so- 
cieties includes for the most part those varied enterprises of a 
civic or eleemosynary nature that abound in a thickly popu- 
lated industrial community like Massachusetts. 

An analysis of the returns made in 1917 shows the total capi- 
tal, real and personal, of all these charities to be $116,211,- 
564.83. Incumbrances on real estate came to but $3,085,- 
546.02. The total receipts for the year were $20,349,081.03, 
of which $5,636,507.38 came from beneficiaries and $3,339,- 
456.36 from investments. The total outgo for all purposes for 
the year was $18,908,130.08. These agencies reported 13,505 
paid employees. Instances of aid, though worthless as a total 
for statistical purposes, indicate that this group of charities 
during the year in question rendered some sort of charitable 
assistance to some hundreds of thousands of separate indi- 
viduals. 

It must be borne in mind, therefore, when considering the 
welfare of this community and the efforts of our organized 
charities in its behalf, that there is in the care of the private 
charities of the State a fund belonging to the people which, 
though no whit larger than the charity reserve of so populous 
a community ought to be, is, nevertheless, a tremendous instru- 
ment for good, if properly administered, or for evil, if handled 
carelessly or with wrong intent. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. xvii 



II. Nature of Private Charitable Enterprises. 

A charitable enterprise, as that term is understood to-day, is 
a body organized for the purpose of administering a trust in 
favor of the indefinite public to advance the public well-being. 
It professes the public good. It seeks lio personal profit. Its 
funds, whether received by will or by gift, constitute a trust 
fund in favor of the public. 1 If such funds are wrongfully ad- 
ministered the court at the instance of the Attorney-General 
may interfere, take the fund away from the wrongful trustee 
and give it into the care of another husbandman. If the orig- 
inal charitable purpose for which the fund was created fails, the 
court again may take over the fund and administer it cy pres, 
or as nearly as possible, to that original purpose. 2 

In the public interest, also, such funds may accumulate in- 
definitely, and are not subject to the legal rule against per- 
petuities. 3 

These considerations reveal indisputably the true owner and 
beneficiary of all charitable funds to be the public. 

In this view of the nature of private charities, it follows nat- 
urally that no charity should be undertaken or conducted to 
the public detriment. There should be a well-defined need for 
it in the community before it should be allowed to function. 
Thus, a chartered purpose expressed to be "free educational 
and philanthropic work, wherein the science of music, art, edu- 
cation and fraternity shall be promulgated to infant humanity," 
is not likely, in view of its vague and half-rational nature, to 
get beyond the exploitation at public expense of a highly 
imaginative notion. 

The greatest harm to the public interest comes, however, not 
so much from the nebulous or the irrational purpose, as from 
the launching of a purpose, sound in itself, under such circum- 
stances and conditions of local application as to render it super- 
fluous from the outset. A disgruntled minority in a board of 
directors resigns and starts an identical enterprise in a district 

1 Jackson v. Phillips, 14 Allen, 539. 

2 Atty. Genl. v. Bishop of Llandaff, cit. 2 M. & K. 5S3; Atty. Genl. v. Ironmongers' Company, 
2 Beav. 313; Moggridge v. Thackwell, 7 Ves. 36. 

3 Gray, The Rule Against Perpetuities, 2d ed., §§ 201, 589 ff. ; Northampton v. Smith, 11 Met. 
390; Nelson v. Trustees, 2 Cush. 519. 



xviii STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

completely served by the original agency, thereby creating 
competition where there is room only for co-operation. The 
public is asked to contribute to a new day nursery in a locality 
where a competent day nursery has existed for years and has 
declined until very few children are presented for care, due to 
changes in the conditions of living thereabouts. 

A third form of superfluous charity is the organization that 
has outlived its purpose. There are in Massachusetts numerous 
charitable trusts, some of them centuries old, which have long 
since ceased to meet any true community need. Originally they 
ministered to the needs of a more or less definite class of per- 
sons whose distress was manifest. To-day they go on without 
change of method, even though the class to which they profess 
to minister may have dwindled to nothing and search must be 
made throughout the community to find a recipient. Expiring 
charities of this description tend either to absorb their relief 
funds in overhead expenses, or to create the need to which they 
pretend to minister, providing a wretched dole to a few indi- 
viduals who would be better off without it. 

Charities that enter the field without a demonstrated need 
to be met too often end by creating a new need in the absence 
of an old one. The result is a tendency to pauperize by setting 
up a new class of dependents. The business of charity is an 
extra hazardous undertaking. To enter upon it without just 
cause — to continue it with no problem other than that of its 
own making — is an offense against the common welfare. It 
is certain to do more harm than good. 

III. Management of Private Charitable Enterprises. 

Directors should direct. In enterprises not conducted for 
profit, and therefore not connected with a property interest 
in its directors, the constant tendency of the management is 
toward one-man control. This tendency manifests itself, first, in 
the centering of the interests of the enterprise in the hands of 
that one of the directors who has the undertaking most nearly 
at heart. Its later stage is the complete atrophy of the direc- 
torate and the dominance of affairs by the paid executive, or the 
officer who, though unpaid, nevertheless makes his living out of 
the work. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. xix 

A group of directors who concern themselves actively with 
the methods and policies of their society bring to its work a 
perspective far broader than the outlook of the single individual 
can be expected to be. The executive has a check upon his 
single views and support for far-seeing plans. Without such a 
court of review it is human for the agent to plan his work and 
carry out his duties as best suits his own convenience, or worse, 
his personal pecuniary interests. 

The director who places his name at the head of a charitable 
enterprise for the public to read, take note of and accept as a 
guarantee of the solidity, good faith and effectiveness of that 
undertaking, should in all cases live up to the representation. 
To lend his name without undertaking the responsibilities which 
the position of director implies in the public understanding is a 
fraud upon the community, and the more influential the name 
the greater the fraud. Inspection is constantly discovering 
among the less competent agencies the presence of highly in- 
fluential directors who exhibit great surprise when informed that 
they are parties to such a wretched piece of work. They freely 
admit that they have permitted the use of their names, but are 
offended at being held responsible for .the inevitable outcome of 
their failure to serve. 

The directorate of a charitable organization should develop 
its plan of operation and be accountable for the policies which 
govern its conduct. The Board should finance the organization. 
To place this burden upon the agent or executive renders him a 
collector instead of an executive. His time should be released 
from the collection of funds and his mind relieved from worry 
as to where the next week's pay is coming from, for in this way 
only can he become available for the execution of the policies 
and plans developed by his directors. 

Boards frequently relieve their general agent of the financing, 
but follow a wasteful and improvident course in their collec- 
tions. The two most usual of these wasteful methods are the 
employment of professional collectors on commission and the 
use of professional entertainment promoters. Collectors should 
serve on salary. The tendency of the commission method is to 
cover the largest possible area without regard to the territory 
which the charity in question serves. The professional collector 



xx STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

is looking for commissions. In order to get them he must secure 
contributions. He has not time for the upbuilding of a list of 
contributors who shall take personal interest in the society's 
affairs. As a usual thing he knows little about the aims and 
methods of his organization. His method of approach to the 
contributing public is frequently such that the public give to 
him only to be rid of the annoyance. As a further and more 
serious objection, the commissions paid are usually high. Some 
of the least worthy societies pay 50 per cent to the collector, 
thus leaving only 50 cents in each dollar contributed to meet 
overhead expenses and to carry out the specific purposes of the 
trust. 

The best method of raising money through personal appeal is 
the employment of a competent agent on salary, to explain the 
functions and aims of the society to the public, and upon this 
showing of work actually done to interest the public in its 
support. 

But wasteful as the professional collector may seem, that 
method is eclipsed by the operation of the professional entertain- 
ment promoter. The least worthy of this type of collector 
usually undertakes to conduct a dance, a fair, a pageant or 
other entertainment under the auspices of the society in ques- 
tion, the society representatives to sell the tickets, the society 
to receive one-half the net proceeds. Not infrequently the 
charity is asked to underwrite the enterprise by assuming any 
deficit that may occur. The professional then enters upon the 
task, employing his regular staff to handle the necessary detail. 

This process always looks tempting to a struggling charity. 
It is easy to impose the tickets upon the friends of the society, 
and then all that need be done is to wait for the proceeds. The 
returns to the charity are seldom large. Money has been spent 
freely in developing the entertainment. Numerous persons at 
good pay have been employed in its presentation. The com- 
pensation of the promoter and his agents has not been confined 
to the net proceeds, though they take usually one-half of that 
also. They have been paid salaries, and not infrequently they 
have taken goodly profits on supplies and material purchased 
for the exhibition. The charity has not lost money by its fail- 
ure to gain. But the contributing public, asked to give in the 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. xxi 

name of charity, have subscribed to no purpose. In the poorer 
run of professional entertainments it is probable that the por- 
tion actually reaching the charitable object will in most cases 
not exceed 5 cents in the dollar. 

Entertainments conducted by or in behalf of the charitable 
enterprise, in which the entertainers contribute their service, are 
radically different in their nature from the professional variety, 
and are not to be thought of as attended by the same dis- 
advantages. 

A third evil attending the collection of funds is apparent only 
among the poorer agencies. It is the practice of sending the 
inmates or beneficiaries out to collect money and supplies for 
its support. It should be obvious that to send little children 
with baskets to collect broken food from the kitchens of baker- 
ies and restaurants is in fact to make little beggars of them. 
Such a children's home ceases to be a charity and becomes a 
menace. Fortunately this practice is not general. 

Accounts. 
In view of the larger interests involved, charitable trust funds 
should be safeguarded as carefully at least as the funds of 
private beneficiaries. Private business demands that all persons 
habitually handling the funds shall be bonded, and that val- 
uables and securities shall be kept in safe deposit boxes to be 
removed only in the presence of two persons. Charity directors 
should require no less. They should insist upon a good office 
system of accounting for all receipts and expenditures, not to 
be entered in the haphazard way, so common among poorer 
charities, of struggling at a month end with a poor memory and 
a weak knowledge of simple accounting, but by recording and 
checking up transactions in orderly fashion as they occur. All 
accounts should be audited annually by a certified or other 
qualified accountant, the expense to be charged against the so- 
ciety's fund. All moneys should pass through the treasurer's 
hands, and no disbursements should be made without the 
authorization of the treasurer or other officer specially desig- 
nated. 



xxii STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Records. 

Careful bookkeeping is but one side of the work of the effi- 
cient charity office. A proper system of social accounting is a 
vital necessity. A large share of the time and thought of the 
executive is necessary to keep the society's case and history 
records at the highest level of effectiveness. Some material 
relief agencies distribute their funds through small case com- 
mittees, who make no inquiries to discover the worthiness of 
the application, and conceal the identity of the recipient from 
the remaining directors. No names appear in the records of the 
society. Such a method in the hands of the best-intentioned 
directors sets kindly sympathy above the public well-being, and 
places a premium upon mendicancy. When followed by the 
careless or unscrupulous director it may easily result in em- 
bezzlement, to which the unnamed applicant may or may not 
be a party. The real beneficiary the community can never 
know, as there is no accounting. 

The society that is alive to the fiduciary nature of its service 
pursues a sympathetic but none the less effective method of 
inquiry into the genuineness of the need before rendering aid. 
When aid is given it is extended with a view in all possible 
cases to forestalling like need in the future. The plan by which 
the person aided is to be reinstated in the community is the 
most important feature of the resulting office record. Perhaps 
the best working test of good charity records is this: A record 
is adequate when an outsider trained in the same line of service 
is able, after reading it, to diagnose the causes of the distress and 
to formulate a plan of treatment. Records should keep before 
the agent, in a well-ordered and readily observed and easily 
analyzed form, the results of all his investigations, the follow-up 
of clues, the diagnosis of causes of the distress, the plan of 
treatment, and the steps taken in following up the case. 

Methods of obtaining such results vary. Some of the usual 
steps include the use of face cards to show the results of in- 
vestigations for ready reference, and a folder in which the full 
history of the case is typewritten upon separate sheets. A card 
index to folders is serviceable and may be made to serve double 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. xxiii 

or treble uses by employing different colors and variously placed 
tab signals. Contrary to general belief, the best systems require 
least clerical attention and duplication. 

Central Exchange of Names. 
In communities like the more populous cities of Massachu- 
setts, where hundreds of charitable agencies are in active opera- 
tion, some centralized means of identifying applicants for relief 
is necessary to protect the public against fraud and professional 
beggary. Information sent out by such an exchange may well 
be kept confidential so long as records of the transactions are 
kept in complete form. It is in no way harmful to the worthy 
applicant to discover from the exchange whether he has applied 
for relief before, and, by consulting the agency where previously 
aided, to discover the circumstances of the prior aid. It is, in 
fact, a help toward the new plan to put him on his feet. It is, 
on the other hand, a service to the community, if by consulting 
the exchange the applicant is found to be a professional beggar 
with sufficient means or ability to support himself. Fraudulent 
beggary has always been a menace to social welfare, and all 
means should be taken to suppress it. 

Annual Report. 

Over and above the necessity of proper bookkeeping and 
adequate records the directors owe a further duty to the public, 
who are their beneficiary. The public should be informed at 
regular intervals of the condition of their trust fund and the 
husbandry of their trustees. Every charitable agency should 
publish, preferably by separate print, but at least in a local 
newspaper, a full and intelligible report of the year's work. 

An adequate annual report should contain the following ele- 
ments : — 

1. Identification of Personnel. — The names, addresses and 
official connection of the officers and directors should be stated 
and the organization of the society shown. The entire paid 
staff, together with all other persons serving the society, should 
be named. 



xxiv STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



i . 



2. Explanation of Functions. — The purpose of the association 
should be exactly stated. If the body is incorporated the pur- 
pose named in the charter should be set down verbatim. Fol- 
lowing this should come an explanation of the several functions 
which the agency has undertaken to perform in the execution 
of its purpose. An appeal for financial support may and fre- 
quently is combined with this statement of the year's work. 
An examination of the printed annual reports of the incorpo- 
rated charities of Massachusetts reveals a great weakness at 
this point. In order to support the appeal for funds the facts 
regarding the year's service are oftentimes warped into a se- 
quence of half truths calculated to draw strongly upon unthink- 
ing sympathy. If it be kept constantly in mind that the an- 
nual report is an account of husbandry by the trustee to his 
beneficiary, it will be readily apparent that the account should 
contain the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The 
numerous "white lies" perpetrated in these reports in the name 
of charity deserve less extenuation than the false testimony of 
a witness, since they emanate from a fiduciary. It should not 
be forgotten that an account of the condition of the trust is 
the primary object of the annual report, and that the appeal for 
funds is incidental. 

3. The Treasurer's Report. — The adequacy of the financial 
report rests mainly upon the value of the system of bookkeeping 
used by the society. This is perhaps the weakest side of all 
charity reporting. The general belief that good intentions will 
make up for waste and squandering of the people's money must 
salve the conscience of many a director if their annual reports 
are to be taken as a basis for judgment. A common recurrence 
in the Board's experience is that a new treasurer presents his 
annual financial return with the statement that the outgoing 
treasurer apparently kept no books, and that the amount of 
cash on hand was about his only basis for the well-balanced 
lists of receipts and expenditures. To the best of his ability he 
has guessed at the transactions of the year. Reference back to 
the return of the same society for the preceding year will show 
a creditable report, with no evidence on the face of it that it 
has been spun from the random memory of a bookless treasurer. 

The receipts set out in complete detail should appear in com- 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. xxv 

parison with an equally detailed list of expenditures. The 
amount of capital funds should appear, as also a summary of 
assets and liabilities. 

Objection is sometimes made to stating the amount of capital 
and other facts showing a prosperous condition, on the ground 
that the public will refuse to contribute. The view is short- 
sighted. The public is coming more and more to regard as 
worthy that charity that can keep its house in order, live within 
its legitimate income and thereby keep its capital funds intact. 

More serious objection is found to the publication of a list of 
the society's investments. It is possible that such information 
might be improperly used. On the other hand, it is the people's 
property, and they should know the nature of its securities. 
The publication of such a list very soon brings to light those 
securities that have proved bad investments. It shows up un- 
productive property. The necessity of publishing such a list 
places the treasurer upon his mettle to take as much care with 
the trust funds, at least, as he would take with his own. 

That this policy if followed would ofttimes discourage busy 
men from assuming the treasurer ship is happily true. The best 
in the community would have no fear of the test. The poorest 
— those who would not be averse to speculating with the funds 
if there were to be no publicity, and those, otherwise competent, 
who are willing to lend their names out of personal vanity, but 
can give neither time nor energy in service — should let charity 
trust funds alone. 

Public Supervision and Annual Returns. 
A system of governmental supervision of private charities 
through annual returns and annual inspection has existed in 
Massachusetts since 1909. It has been built up gradually, and 
may be said to be still in its genesis; yet it has proved con- 
clusively the absolute necessity of protecting the public against 
an alarming degree of incompetency and bad judgment on the 
part of charities, and against bad faith and fraud in the indi- 
vidual to a considerable extent. It has shown, also, that such 
a system is the best possible protection of the competent charity 
by its tendency to eliminate predatory enterprises and those 
that fill no genuine need. 



xxvi STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 

Annual Reports of Charitable Corporations. 

The law provides that the Board shall receive annual reports 
of all charitable corporations whose personal property is exempt 
from taxation, and for the dissolution of corporations which 
fail for two consecutive years to report to this Board. The text 
of the law is as follows (Revised Laws, chapter 84, section 14, 
amended by Acts of 1903, chapter 402, amended by Acts of 
1913, chapter 82) : — 

Section 1 . A charitable corporation whose personal property is exempt 
from taxation under the provisions of clause three of section five of chap- 
ter twelve shall annually, on or before the first day of November, make to 
the state board of charity a written or printed report for its last financial 
year, showing its property, its receipts and expenditures, the whole number 
and the average number of its beneficiaries and such other information 
as the board may require. If any corporation subject to the provisions of 
this act shall fail for two successive years to file the said report, the su- 
preme judicial court, upon application by the state board of charity, after 
notice and a hearing may decree a dissolution of the corporation. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon the first day of November 
in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

Of 904 corporations whose returns were called for during the 
last official year, 43 failed to respond. The remaining 861 cor- 
porations filed reports. The names of the delinquent corpora- 
tions follow : — 

Boston Italian Immigrant Society, Boston. 

Boys' Club Federation, Inc., New York City. 

Bunker Hill Irish Charitable Society, Boston. 

Cambridge and Somerville Gemelath Chesed Charitable Loan Association, 

Somerville. 
Chelsea Hebrew Sheltering Home, Chelsea. 
Charlestown Charity Fund, Trustees of, Boston. 
Children's Home, Lowell. 

Corps 35, Volunteer Life Saving Service, Revere. 
Donations to the Protestant Episcopal Church, Trustees of, Boston. 
Esodia Theotokou Scalohoritan Lesvou, Inc., Haverhill. 
Free Home for Consumptives in the City of Boston, Boston. 
Gemilith Chesed of Salem, Inc., Salem. 
Hebrew Ladies' Helping Hand Society of Taunton, Taunton. 
Home Association for Aged Colored People, Worcester. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. xxvii 

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Fall River, Fall River. 

Ladies' Auxiliary to Home for Destitute Jewish Children, Boston. 

Ladies' Helping Hand Society, Lowell. 

Ladies' Hebrew Council, Lawrence. 

Lowell Young Men's Christian Association, Lowell. 

Newburyport Howard Benevolent Society, Newburyport. 

New England Boy Scouts, Boston. 

Pan Hellenic Union in America, New York City. 

Prince Hall Grand Commandery Knights Templar Corporation, Boston. 

Polish National Alliance Immigration Aid Society, Boston. 

Roxbury Ladies' Bikur Cholim Association, Boston. 

Roslindale Boys' Club Association, Inc., Boston. 

Salem Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, Salem. 

Springfield Rescue Mission, Springfield. 

Somerville Boys' Club, Somerville. 

Springfield Young Men's Christian Association, Springfield. 

Suffolk Dispensary, Boston. 

Springfield Federation of Charity and Philanthropy, Inc., Springfield. 

Stoneham Visiting Nurse Association, Corporation of the, Stoneham. 

Syrian Christian Charitable Society, Boston. 

United Sisters Biker Chailim Association, Boston. 

Volunteer Children's Home, Maiden. 

Winfred Goff Homoeopathic Hospital, New Bedford. 

Woodberry Memorial Trust, Boston. 

Worcester Free Loan Association, Worcester. 

Worcester Ladies' Chebra Kadisha, Worcester. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Franklin, Franklin. 

Young Men's Christian Association of Middleborough, Middleborough. 

Young Men's Christian Association of North Adams, North Adams. 



Reports. 

Abstracts of reports of corporations for the last financial year 
available are given on the following pages. The reports are 
arranged by towns, in alphabetical order under each town. 

Reports from 210 corporations which do not fall strictly 
within the scope of the Board's publication are on file, but are 
not here printed. Their names will be found in the alpha- 
betical list of reporting corporations. 

A list of homes for the aged throughout the State will be 
found at the end. 



REPORTS 



Adams. 

SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE (GREYLOCK REST), East St., Adams. (In- 
corporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary 
Fidelis, Secretary; Sister Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Sister 
Mary John, Local Superior. 

Care and treatment of chronic, convalescent and nervous 
patients (insanity excluded). 

Number of paid employees, 6. 

Number aided during year, 532, viz., 508 paying, 14 partly 
paying, 10 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $17,283 23 

Subscriptions and donations . 2,322 90 

Total current receipts . . $19,606 13 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 329 73 



$19,935 86 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$1,330 04 


Printing, postage and office 


supplies 


289 02 


Provisions and supplies 


5,811 33 


Heat, light and power 


2,079 95 


Furnishings and incidental re 




pairs .... 


1,765 84 


Interest on mortgage 


1,352 37 


Insurance 


41 03 


Miscellaneous . 


234 98 



Total current expenses . 
Payment on mortgage 
Cash on hand . 



$12,904 56 

7,000 00 

31 30 

$19,935 86 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $34,500; amount of mortgage on same, $28,000. 



Amesbury. 

AMESBURY AND SALISBURY HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 276 Main St., 
Amesbury. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Ella M. Childs, President; Mrs. Frances B. Clement, 
Secretary; Alfred C. Webster, Treasurer; Mrs. G. W. Crowther, 

S%i/pcrintendcnt. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Home for aged women, Protestants, at least seventy years of 
age, inhabitants of Amesbury or Salisbury for five years. Ad- 
mission, $100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 7. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests 

Income from investments . 

Membership fees 

Lawn parties . 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 
Inventory at beginning of year 



$106 25 

1,700 00 

1,929 69 

196 00 

443 58 

95 30 

84,470 82 

42,221 21 

846,692 03 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Nursing .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Inventory 



$1,476 50 

540 61 

1,726 62 

32 68 

139 37 

83,915 78 

42,776 25 

$46,692 03 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $10,000; value of investments, $42,776.25. 



LADIES' CHARITABLE SOCIETY OF AMESBURY, Amesbury. (Incor- 
porated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Ella M. Childs, President; Mrs. Gertrude Austin, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer. 

To aid the Protestant poor of Amesbury. 
Number of families aided during year, 18. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Members' dues . 



842 40 

423 25 

52 50 



Total current receipts . . 8518 15 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 08 



8518 23 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



8289 65 
228 58 



8518 23 



Value of investments, $9,305.29. 



Amherst. 

AMHERST HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, North Pleasant St., North Am- 
herst. (Incorporated 1909.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

George Cutler, Jr., President; Forester P. Ains worth, Sec- 
retary; Caroline T. Hunt, Treasurer, Mrs. Mary Caroline Leach, 
Superintendent. 

Home for American women, not less than sixty-five years of 
age, residents of Amherst and Sunderland. Admission fee, $400. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 
Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


. S203 21 


Salaries and wages 




$406 05 


Income from investments . 


. 1,943 72 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Bank note . 


300 00 


plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 




8 75 
546 39 






Total current receipts 


. $2,446 93 


Heat, light and power 




281 42 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 


Furnishings and incidental 


re- 




year .... 


4 37 


pairs .... 
Insurance .... 
Interest paid to ladies 
Telephone 
Funeral expenses 
Interest and loan 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 




33 16 

5 28 

396 25 

29 05 
108 00 
302 21 
242 16 




$2,358 72 






Cash on hand . 




92 58 




$2,451 30 


$2,451 30 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $7,600; value of investments, $15,407.74. 



Andover. 
ANDOVER GUILD, 10 Brook St., Andover. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Lewis H. Homer, President; Mrs. Bernard M. Allen, Secre- 
tary; Frederic G. Moore, Treasurer; Fannie E. Davis, Super- 
intendent. 

Educational and philanthropic work in the town of Andover. 
Sewing, millinery, cooking and dressmaking; sloyd and basketry; 
gymnasium. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13. 

Number aided during year, 278, all paying. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Class fees ..... 
Membership fees . * . 

Rent . . . 

Entertainments, plays, sales and 
dances ..... 
Bowling ..... 
Miscellaneous .... 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$1,902 48 


186 


93 


69 


83 


63 


25 


247 80 


81 


59 


9 


43 


$2,561 


31 


81 


32 


$2,642 63 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Telephone and insurance 
Bowling and gymnasium 
General entertainment 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand. ... 



$1,118 92 

23 65 
371 6S 

190 51 

7S 73 

678 72 

160 09 

90 

$2,623 20 
19 43 

$2,642 63 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $9,000. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



ANDOVER HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, 4 Punchard Ave., Andover. (In- 
corporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Frederic S. Boutwell, President; Mrs. Ida M. McCurdy, 
Secretary; David Shaw, Treasurer. 

Home for women not less than sixty years of age, natives of 
Andover or residents of Andover, for not less than ten years 
prior to application. Admission fee, $200. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$22 95 
3,062 36 



$3,0S5 31 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . ... 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . . , 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Transferred to capital 



$982 


67 


16 


25 


970 


06 


346 


49 


375 


09 


259 


56 


$2,950 


12 


135 


19 


$3,085 


31 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $7,822.81; value of investments, $82,365.90. 



Arlington. 

ORDER OF ST. ANNE (ST. JOHN'S HOUSE FOR CHILDREN), 181 Apple- 
ton St., Arlington Heights. (Incorporated 1911.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Sister Etheldred, President and Superintendent; William Odlin, 
Secretary; Sister Anne, Treasurer; Reverend Mother Elizabeth, 
Superintendent. 

Religious, charitable and educational. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided. during year, 31, viz., 5 paying, 13 partly paying, 
13 free. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income .... 
From publications . 
From sales 

Total current receipts . 

Cash on hand at beginning 

year .... 



$2,094 


98 


11,573 


70 


1,577 


57 


720 00 


295 


66 


$16,261 


91 


3,414 


33 


$19,676 


24 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


. $1,849 19 


Printing, postage, office supplies 


and telephone 


854 07 


Provisions and supplies 


3,612 53 


Taxes and interest . 


1,093 73 


Heat, light and power 


896 76 


Clothing .... 


3,095 16 


Doctors and drugs . 


281 10 


Express and car fare 


308 94 


Grounds and chapel . 


368 36 


Building and endowment . 


4,968 61 


Miscellaneous . 


73 36 


Total current expenses . 


. $17,401 81 


Cash on hand . 


2,274 43 




$19,676 24 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$37,234; amount of mortgage on same, $7,075. 



SYMMES ARLINGTON HOSPITAL, Summer St., Arlington. (Incor- 
porated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Horatio A. Phinney, President; Earl A. Ryder, Secretary; 
John L. Taylor, Treasurer; Miss Nora A. Brown, Superintendent. 

General hospital and training school for nurses. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14, including 4 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 383; number of 
free patients, 21. 

Total number of hospital days during year, 5,615; number of 
free days, 68. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Interest . 
Donations . 

Total current receipts 
Depreciation from .operating ex- 
penses . 



$17,836 


82 


71 


53 


2,486 


08 


$20,394 43 


1,287 


91 


$21,682 


34 



Cr. 

Administrative expenses . . $882 69 

For professional care . . 4,242 71 

Department expenses . . 12,357 96 

Depreciation .... 1,244 51 

Uncollectible accounts . . 171 50 

Corporation expenses . . 14 45 
Nurses' home, furnishings and 

equipment .... 494 32 

Total current expenses *. . $19,408 14 

Invested 2,274 20 

$21,682 34 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $48,004.14; value of investments, $1,021.20. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Attleboro. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF ATTLEBORO, INCORPORATED, Room 
207, Bronson Building, North Main St., Attleboro. (Incorporated 
1915.) 

Report for year ending October 1,' 1917. 

Clelland J. McClatchey, President; William L. King, Secre- 
tary; Charles C. Wilmarth, Treasurer; Margaret E. Todd, 
Superintendent. 

To aid in systematizing the charities of Attleboro, to check 
indiscriminate giving, and to restore families and individuals to 
a self-supporting basis. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of families aided during year, 168. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations . S3, 366 52 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,112 76 



$4,479 28 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Provisions and supplies 

Rent 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . . . . 



$1,522 26 

107 35 

1,318 07 

228 25 

167 81 

$3,343 74 
1,135 54 

$4,479 28 



ATTLEBOROUGH HOSPITAL (OPERATING STURDY MEMORIAL 
HOSPITAL), 211 Park St., Attleboro. (Incorporated 1910.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Joseph L. Sweet, President; F. G. Simmonds, Secretary; 
Edward L. Gowen, Treasurer; Miss G. G. Rice, Superintendent. 

General hospital. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22 including 14 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 432; number 
of free patients, 66. 

Total number of hospital days during year, 6,048; number of 
free days, 924. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Voluntary contributions 
Interest, dividends and rentals . 
Membership dues 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$11,143 


56 


1,038 


01 


6,283 


18 


390 


00 


4 


00 


$18,858 78 


4,874 


m 


$23,733 


18 



Cr. 
Professional care of patients 
General house and property ex- 
penses . 
Repairs on cottage . 
Taxes in Brookline, Mass. 
Miscellaneous . 



$'>, 



88 

,265 45 
66 62 

127 28 
32 00 



Total hospital expenses . . $15,387 23 

Income invested . . . 6,653 54 

Cash on hand .... 1,692 41 

$23,733 18 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 7 

Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $85,000; value of investments, $74,951. 



Auburn. 

NEW ENGLAND FRENCH AMERICAN HOME, Oxford St., Auburn. » (In- 
corporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Julia Bronner, President; Mrs. Laura C. Blais, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Emilie Guerette, Treasurer; Mrs. Josephine L. 
Petit, Superintendent. 

The care and education of destitute children of all creeds 
and nationalities throughout the New England States, but 
especially French children (boys and girls). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 10 to 15. 

Employs a collector on commission. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Children's board 



$1,239 74 
269 00 



$1,508 74 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Heat, light and power 
Children's board and furniture 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$289 00 

49 00 

1,101 45 

$1,439 45 

69 29 

$1,508 74 



Avon. 

THE LUTHERAN ORPHANS' HOME BOARD, Main St., Avon. (Incor- 
porated 1906.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1917. 

Rev. C. F. Johansson, President; Rev. Julius Hulteen, Sec- 
retary; C. W. O. Lawson, Treasurer; Miss Amalia Rabenius, 
Matron. 

Home for orphan and destitute children (boys and girls). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year, 45, viz., 12 partly paying, 33 
free. 



Present address, 163 South St., Fitchburg. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $594 50 

Subscriptions and donations . 6,197 64 

Total current receipts . . $6,792 14 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,182 60 



,974 74 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
Provisions and supplies 
Tax and water .... 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Interest and insurance 
Traveling expense and telephone 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$2,202 


21 


160 93 


2,780 47 


124 


83 


343 


25 


562 


1!) 


670 


oo 


106 


12 


105 


73 



$7,056 19 
918 55 

$7,974 74 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $30,000; amount of mortgage on same, $6,500. 



Barre. 
STETSON HOME, Barre. (Incorporated 1909.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Frederic S. Pevear, President; Josephine A. Pevear, Secretary; 
William A. Pevear, Treasurer; Charles L. Cutting, Superintend- 
ent. 

Home for orphan boys. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 

Number aided during year, 35, all free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Income from investments . 


. $14,995 12 


Salaries and wages . 




$3,558 66 


Farm products 


1,418 45 


Printing, postage and office 
plies .... 


sup- 


631 00 






Total current receipts . 


. $16,413 57 


Provisions and supplies 




2,721 84 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 


Clothing .... 




1,158 64 


year .... 


3,772 44 


Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental 

pairs .... 
Agriculture 

Repairs .... 
Medical .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


re- 


1,482 39 

1,197 46 

3,071 38 

1,307 77 

243 16 

600 45 




$15,972 75 






Cash on hand . 




4,213 26 




$20,186 01 


$20,186 01 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 



$69,7: 



value of investments, $286,200. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



Beverly. 

BEVERLY FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Beverly. (Incorporated 

1836.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Miss Elizabeth D. Howe, President; Mrs. George A. Wood- 
bury, Secretary; Miss Louisa B. Kilham, Treasurer. 
To aid the deserving poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during year, 21 individuals and 19 families. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
National Bank tax rebate 



$98 00 

193 88 

31 73 



Total current receipts . . $323 61 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 231 40 



$555 01 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
To beneficiaries . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$4 61 
312 30 



$316 91 
238 10 



$555 01 



Value of investments, $13,828.50. 

BEVERLY FUEL SOCIETY, 155 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1917. 

Patrick J. Lynch, President; Benjamin A. Patch, Secretary; 
Charles F. Lee, Treasurer. 

Distribution of fuel to the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number aided during year, 61. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$45 00 
442 15 



Total current receipts . . $487 15 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 201 58 



$688 73 



Cr. 



Total expenses (fuel) 
Income invested . 
Cash on hand 



$448 85 

56 00 

183 88 



$688 73 



Value of investments, $9,442.89. 



BEVERLY HOSPITAL CORPORATION, corner Herrick and Heather Sts., 
Beverly. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

John L. Saltonstall, President; Roland W. Boy den, Secretary; 
Augustus P. Loring, Treasurer; Miss Alice C. S. Cushman, R.N., 
Superintendent. 

General hospital. 

Number of paid officers or employees 57, including 23 pupil 
nurses. 



10 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Total number of hospital patients during year, 1,386; number 
of free patients, 563. 

Total number of hospital days during year 17,322. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Patients' payments . 


. $27,135 18 


Administration 


$6,617 66 


Voluntary contributions . 


. 22,044 45 


Professional care of patients 


10,062 65 


Interest, dividends and rentals 


3,507 82 


Department expenses (kitchen 




District nurse . 


391 55 


and dining room) . 


19,647 80 


X-ray plates 


1,830 50 


General house and grounds ex- 




Laboratory 


210 00 


penses ..... 


8,110 81 






Heat 


3,273 96 






Total hospital receipts . 


$55,119 50 


Laundry ..... 


3,803 48 


Deficit, December 31, 1916 


3,631 28 


Medical and surgical supplies 


4,401 99 






District work .... 


960 16 






Merchandise .... 


516 84 






Special apparatus 


1,355 43 




$58,750 78 


$58,750 78 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $173,239.78; value of investments, $176,039.75. 



FISHER CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 171 Cabot St., Beverly. (Incorporated 

1809.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

William R. Driver, President; Arthur K. Story, Secretary; 
Rodney C. Larcom, Treasurer. 

To aid the worthy poor of Beverly. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 
Number aided during year, 100. 



Dr. 
Income from investments . . $3,080 41 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,078 70 



$4,159 11 



Cr. 



$200 00 



Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 5 60 

Aid 1,492 00 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



. $1,697 60 
. 2,461 51 



$4,159 11 



Value of investments, $57,866.51. 



NEW ENGLAND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR DEAF MUTES, 283 Elliott 
St., Beverly. (Incorporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Dudley L. Pickman, President; Albert Boyden, Clerk; Ben- 
jamin A. Patch, Treasurer; Mrs. Ella Scott Warner, Superintend- 
ent. 

Education of the deaf (boys and girls). 



Part II.] 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



11 



Number of paid officers or employees, 15. 
Employs a collector on commission. 
Number aided during year, 34. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$1,721 56 


Salaries and wages . 


$5,902 09 


Income from investments . 


2,445 00 


Printing, postage and office sup 




Individual tuition 


100 00 


plies .... 


211 16 


State of New Hampshire . 


1,500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,019 60 


State of Massachusetts 


3,500 00 


Heat, light and power 


955 67 


Rent of farm . 


220 00 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




Collections 


1,280 00 


pairs .... 


899 05 


Miscellaneous . 


15 45 


Sewer, moth and water taxes 


128 23 






Insurance 
Miscellaneous . 


129 26 

59 66 


Total current receipts . 


$10,782 01 


Temporary loan balance . 


100 00 








Cash on hand at beginning oi 




Total current expenses . 


$11,304 72 


year .... 


527 89 


Cash on hand . 


105 18 




$11,409 90 


$11,409 90 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments, $81,042.97. 



OLD LADIES' HOME SOCIETY, 12 Lovett St., Beverly. (Incorporated 

1885.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1917. 

Miss Lizzie L. Girdler, Vice-President; Mrs. Mary A. Nor- 
wood, Secretary; Edward S. Webber, Treasurer; Mrs. Hattie A. 
Shaw, Matron. 

Home for aged women at least sixty years of age, residents of 
Beverly for ten years. Admission fee, $200. 

Number aided during year, 6. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Bank tax . ... 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$433 01 


Salaries and wages 




$1,058 29 


1,600 00 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




1,725 72 


plies .... 




15 95 


19 04 


Provisions and supplies 




617 99 


5 73 


Heat, light and power 




284 74 




Furnishings and incidental repairs 


275 14 




$3,783 50 


Investments, legacies . 




1,600 00 


100 00 


General expenses 




99 78 


196 79 


Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 




111 26 




$4,063 15 




Cash on hand . 




17 14 


$4,080 29 


$4,080 29 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $4,500; value of investments, $32,950. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Boston. 

C. RATSHESKY CHARITY FOUNDATION, 

1916.) 



Boston. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending April 1, 1917. 

Joseph M. Herman, President; Adolph Ehrlich, Secretary, 
Ferdinand Strauss, 137 Washington St., Boston, Treasurer. 

To receive, maintain and apply funds under conditions pre- 
scribed by donors to promote the well-being of the needy and 
deserving poor directly or through other charitable associations or 
individuals. 



Dr. 

Receipts from income 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$3,018 32 



100,000 00 



;103,018 32 



Cr. 



Miscellaneous expense 
Capital invested 
Cash on hand 



$4 50 

100,032 50 

2,981 32 

$103,018 32 



Value of investments, $100,032.50. 



ADAMS NERVINE ASYLUM, 990 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. (Incor- 
porated 1877.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Henry Parkman, President; Bernard C. Weld, Secretary; 
Charles L. DeNormandie, Treasurer; Rachael Bourke, Matron 
and Superintendent of Nurses. 

Care and relief of indigent, debilitated and nervous persons, 
not insane, inhabitants of Massachusetts, and of other persons 
not indigent. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 61. 

Number aided during year, 216, viz., 64 paying, 92 partly pay- 
ing, 60 free. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




From beneficiaries 


. $23,554 65 


Salaries and wages . 


$23,485 56 


Income from investments . 


. 38,790 17 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Miscellaneous . 


418 30 


plies . 


212 29 






Provisions and supplies 


23,097 45 






Total current receipts . 


. $62,763 12 


Heat, light and power 


6,772 79 


Sale of securities 


3,016 25 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




Cash on hand at beginning 


of 


pairs . 


9,369 82 


year . . 


4,953 61 


Water and ice . 


1,278 59 






Medicine and apparatus 


734 68 






Stable 


1,443 92 






Insurance . . . . 


473 14 






Miscellaneous . . . . 
Total current expenses . 


2,232 47 




$69,100 71 






Cash on hand . 


1,632 27 




$70,732 98 


$70,732 98 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $120,000; value of investments, $833,864.87. 



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AMERICAN INVALID AID SOCIETY OF BOSTON, 73 Tremont St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1917. 

Hon. Louis C. Southard, President; Mrs. E. W. Waite, 
Secretary; A. B. Upham, Treasurer. 

To assist incipient consumptives, and others who are in danger 
of becoming tuberculous, to recover their health. Incurable 
cases are occasionally aided. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 198. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $3,792 25 

From subletting office . . 202 50 

Total current receipts . . $3,994 75 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 278 81 



$4,273 56 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$922 05 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies . 


120 92 


Rent . . . . . 


504 99 


Heat, light and power 


9 00 


Telephone . 


53 08 


Aid to invalids .... 


2,350 85 


Miscellaneous . 


24 00 


Total current expenses 


$3,984 89 


Cash on hand .... 


288 67 




$4,273 56 



Value of investments, 



ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE, 51 Carver St., Boston. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Huntington Smith, President; Mrs. Arthur T. Cabot, 
Secretary; Frederick J. Bradlee, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary A. Kelly, 
Resident Housekeeper. 

The care of homeless and neglected animals. 

Number of paid employees, 24. 

Number of animals aided, 46,641. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Bequests 


. $17,793 24 


Salaries and wages . 




$18,754 55 


Memberships and donations 


6,588 04 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Income from investments . 


4,283 27 


plies .... 




950 59 


Annual fair 


5,471 44 


Provisions and supplies 




523 36 


For rescuing animals 


5,768 30 


Branch work . 




1,230 94 


Miscellaneous . 


1,898 94 


Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental 


re- 


1,469 47 








Total current receipts . 


. $41,803 23 


pairs .... 




759 38 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 


Publications 




658 82 


year .... 


. 11,449 94 


Taxes, water, advertising, 

phone and insurance 
Motor car collections 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


tele- 


1,064 24 
1,539 66 
2,546 48 




$29,497 49 






Investment of bequests 




S.7SS 95 






Cash on hand . 




14,966 73 




$53,253 17 


$53,253 17 



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Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$67,842.67; value of investments, $73,791.84. 



ARMY NURSE ASSOCIATION OP MASSACHUSETTS, G. A. R. Head- 
quarters, State House, Boston. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1917. 

Mrs. Fanny T. Hazen, President; Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, 
Secretary; Mrs. Lovisa B. Downs, Treasurer. 

To assist needy nurses in Massachusetts who served in the 
army hospitals during the civil war. 

Number aided during year, 3. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $128 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 8 00 

Total current receipts . . 8136 00 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 187 11 



8323 11 



Cr. 

Printing, postage and express 
Aid to members . 
Memorial flags 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$7 00 

115 00 

30 00 

27 00 

$179 00 
144 11 

$323 11 



ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF BOSTON, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

John F. Moors, President; Miss Elizabeth L. Holbrook, Acting 
General Secretary; Henry B. Cabot, Treasurer. 

To raise the needy above relief, diminish pauperism, aid the 
poor to help themselves, secure harmonious action of the charities 
of Boston, etc. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 55. 

Families dealt with during year, 3,762; homeless men dealt 
with, 620; expenditure from special relief account, $45,412.11. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$46,685 82 


Salaries and wages: — 




Annuities and bequests to income 


1,000 00 


Administrative 


$10,588 57 


Income from investments . 


8,202 59 


Confidential exchange 


6,223 92 


Miscellaneous . 


596 55 


Districts .... 


26,946 75 






Special departments 


2,874 25 






Total current receipts . 


$56,484 96 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Loans to income 


2,855 40 


plies .... 


3,225 08 






Heat, light and power 


632 16 






Telephone 


2,298 10 






Rent and care of offices 


3,379 35 






League for preventive work 


200 00 






Accounting and auditing books 


350 00 






Car fares 


937 71 






General expenses, special depart- 








ments .... 


760 76 






Miscellaneous . 


923 71 




$59,340 36 


$59,340 36 



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15 



Value of investments, $209,336.86 (including restricted fund of 

$38,363.75). 

ASSOCIATION FOR THE WORK OF MERCY, IN THE DIOCESE OF 
MASSACHUSETTS, 244 Townsend St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Miss Catherine A. Codman, President; Mrs. Malcolm Storer, 
Secretary; Paul M. Hubbard, Treasurer; Miss Mary H. Burgess, 
Head Worker. 

Rescue and relief of fallen women, and charitable work con- 
nected therewith. Without restriction or admission fees. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, in institution, 104, viz., 54 partly 
paying, 50 free; number visited but not helped financially, 52. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $1,257 81 

Subscriptions and donations . 5,546 10 

Income from investments . . 598 46 

Miscellaneous . . . . 82 68 

Total current receipts . . $7,485 05 

Deficit 265 36 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 110 06 



$7, 



47 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




$2,326 90 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies . . . 




142 83 


Provisions and supplies 




3,579 72 


Heat, light and power 




826 33 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


235 14 


Chaplain's salary- 




200 00 


Water rates 




58 80 


Insurance .... 




100 96 


Outside work 




189 79 


Total current expenses 


$7,660 47 


Repayment loan of 1916 




200 00 




$7,860 47 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $17,250; value of investments, $17,265.15. 



ASSOCIATION OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH FOR 
WORKS OF MERCY, Baker St., West Roxbury. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. Adolf H. Biewend, President; Rev. J. F. Pfeiffer, Secre- 
tary; Emil Reichenbach, Treasurer; Rev. A. H. Winter, Super- 
intendent; Mrs. A. H. Winter, Matron. 

To aid orphans and half-orphans of three years and over 
(German Lutherans preferred), under the name of the Martin 
Luther Orphans' Home. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 

Number aided during year, 40, viz., 7 paying, 33 free. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from, investments . 
Board ..... 
From industries 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$5,159 65 


354 


71 


736 


50 


7,254 


20 


263 


50 


$13,768 


56 


190 


80 


$13,959 36 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$5,794 97 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


118 08 


Provisions and supplies 


2,943 34 


Heat, light and power 


307 33 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs ..... 


736 10 


Farm expenses 


596 72 


Printing department expenses . 


1,239 93 


Miscellaneous .... 


329 52 


Total current expenses . 


$12,065 99 


Loan repaid .... 


1,000 00 


Cash on hand .... 


893 37 



$13,959 36 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $15,200. 

ASSOCIATION OF THE HAWTHORNE CLUB, 3 and 4 Garland St., Boston, 
Hawthorne Club House, Wellesley. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Miss Lillian V. Robinson, President; Mrs. Robert Grant, 
Secretary; Charles E. Stratton, Treasurer; Miss Stephens, 
Superintendent of Country House. 

Educational and social work in the neighborhood (especially 
among children). Classes in industrial training, vacation for 
children, and maintenance of summer playground. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, about 200 in Hawthorne Club; 
from 700 to 800 in playground. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $70 25 

Subscriptions and donations . 3,245 86 

Interest 214 22 

Total current receipts . . S3, 530 33 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 3,836 47 



$7,366 80 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 

Rent 

Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$956 54 

1,125 01 

836 67 

49 68 

631 53 

76 85 

$3,676 28 
3,690 52 

$7,366 80 



Value of investments, SI, 512. 



BARNARD MEMORIAL, 10 Warrenton St., Boston. (Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for 11 months ending December 31, 1916. 

John S. Richardson, President; Edward A. Talbot, Secretary; 
Frank T. Vose, Treasurer; Rev. William Ware Locke, Super- 
intendent. 



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17 



Moral, religious and industrial training of children by means 
of classes, meetings and personal work. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 12. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$97 58 


Salaries and wages 


$3,067 07 


Annuities and bequests to income 


245 89 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Income from investments . 


4,635 55 


plies ..... 


205 82 


Miscellaneous .... 


450 54 


Heat, light and power 


358 64 






Furnishings and incidental repairs 


97 69 






Total current receipts 


$5,429 56 


Metal ceiling, painting, wiring 


554 46 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 


463 82 


Fire escape .... 


183 94 






Charity ..... 


56 73 






Entertainments and Sunday 








school ..... 


325 51 






Insurance ..... 


161 35 






New stage .... 


37 92 






Miscellaneous .... 
Total current expenses 


107 39 




$5,156 52 






Cash on hand .... 


736 86 




$5,893 38 


$5,893 38 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$69,600; value of investments, $113,975. 



BABY HYGIENE ASSOCIATION, 296 Boylston St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1910.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1917. 

John Lovett Morse, M.D., President; Hugh Nawn, Secretary; 
Charles E. Cotting, Jr., Treasurer; J. Herbert Young, M.D., 
Director. 

To improve the general milk supply, to encourage breast 
feeding, to furnish advice and training in hygiene and the care of 
babies. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21. 

Number aided during year, 4,952. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $23,870 25 

Income from investments . . 431 06 

Sale of supplies . . . 422 07 

Advertisements in annual report 305 75 

Sale of milk .... 9,161 61 



Total current receipts . . $34,190 74 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,278 37 



$35,469 11 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and telephone 
Supplies and laundry 
Rent .... 

Heat and light 
Car fare, express and messenger 

service 
Milk .... 
Miscellaneous . . . , 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$22,463 17 

1,912 45 

757 97 

480 00 

200 60 

219 71 

8.S47 60 

217 05 



$35,09S 55 
370 56 



$35,469 11 



Value of investments standing in name of society, $15,000. 



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STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BENEFICENT SOCIETY OF THE NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY 
OF MUSIC, New England Conservatory, Huntington Ave., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Mrs. Charles H. Bond, President; Mrs. Chauncy B. Allen, 
Secretary; Mrs. Henry M. Dunham, Treasurer. 

To aid needy and deserving students of the conservatory by 
lending them money without interest. 

Number aided during year, 11. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries (returned 

loans) $705 00 

Donations .... 20 00 

Income from investments . . 289 85 

Annual dues . . . . 491 00 

Total current receipts . . $1,506 85 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 2,440 22 



$3,946 07 



Cr. 
Printing and postage . 
Annual report . 
Advertising 
Loans to beneficiaries 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand 



$21 00 

25 45 

65 52 

1,719 00 


$1,830 97 

188 33 

1,926 77 


$3,946 07 



Value of investments, 86,000. 



BENOTH ISRAEL SHELTERING HOME, Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1917. 

Joseph Rudnick, President; Morris L. Morrison, Secretary; 
Louis A. Ginsburg, 18 Tremont St., Boston, Treasurer. 

To give temporary shelter to deserving Israelites and aid them 
to obtain employment. Employs a collector on commission. 

Number aided during year, about 300, all free. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest ..... 
Interest on first mortgage . 
Proceeds from sale of building . 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$310 94 

279 23 

300 00 

18,063 50 

$18,953 67 

522 85 



$19,476 52 

Value of investments, $8,000. 



Cr. 
To collector . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Provisions and supplies 
Interest on first mortgage . 
First mortgage paid off 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$56 63 

75 90 

503 20 

63 54 

7,500 00 

$8,199 27 
11,277 25 

$19,476 52 



THE BERKELEY INFIRMARY, 44 Dwight St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Arthur A. Ballantine, President; L. Cushing Goodhue, Sec- 
retary; Chester L. Harris, Treasurer; Frances Mayer, Super- 
intendent. 



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19 



To care for the sick poor, irrespective of nationality or creed. 
To advance the knowledge of preventive medicine and of the 
care of disease among the poor. 

Number of paid employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 1,200 new patients and 254 old 
patients. Paying new patients, 101; partly paying new patients, 
899; free new patients, 200. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $1,463 20 

Subscriptions and donations . 3,051 14 

Interest ..... 1 15 

Total current receipts . . $4,515 49 

Loans to income . . . 1,246 68 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 52 00 



$5,814 17 



Cr, 



Salaries and wages 




$1,936 25 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies .... 




266 26 


Provisions and supplies 




1,169 60 


Heat, light and power 




296 82 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


130 71 


Loans repaid, etc. 




181 90 


Mortgage, interest, etc. 




601 75 


Miscellaneous 




217 52 


Total current expenses 


$4,800 81 


Income invested 




275 00 


Cash on hand at end of year 




738 36 




$5,814 17 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,300; amount of mortgage on same, $4,170.64; value of in- 
vestments, $432.93. 



BETHANY UNION FOR YOUNG WOMEN, 14 Worcester St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Arthur E. Mason, President; John H. Joy, Secretary; Henry 
C. Wiley, Treasurer; Miss Ruth E. Hersey, Superintendent. 

To furnish a safe and comfortable home for Protestant young 
women earning small wages. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8. 

Number aided during year, 48. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous . 


. $9,488 61 

346 10 

474 66 

65 59 


Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Interest on mortgage note 

Telephone 

Laundry . 

Board of beneficiary 

Miscellaneous . . . . 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 


$2,679 92 

64 68 
4,747 41 
1,440 53 

1,117 94 
120 31 
46 80 
254 82 
240 00 
181 53 


Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning c 

year .... 


. $10,374 96 
150 00 

f 

379 00 




$10,893 94 
10 02 




$10,903 96 


$10,903 96 



20 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,100; value of investments, $5,765.91. 



BETHESDA SOCIETY, 4 Joy St., Boston (Orchard Home School, 917 
Belmont St., Watertown). (Incorporated 1854.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. Raymond Calkins, President; Mrs. Livingston Cushing, 
Secretary; Lewis Kennedy Morse, Treasurer; Emma A. Patter- 
son, Superintendent. 

Home for wayward girls. 

Paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year in institution, 10, all free; outside 
institution, 9, all free. 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 


$57 30 


Subscriptions and donations 


271 92 


Income from investments . 


5,767 74 


From Ashton fund . 


2,000 00 


Sale of furniture 


36 00 


Miscellaneous .... 


8 71 


Total current receipts . 


$8,141 67 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




year 


1,970 M 



$10,111 78 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup- 



$3,284 93 



plies .... 


556 70 


Provisions and supplies 


445 80 


Rent .... 


372 00 


Heat, light and power 


134 77 


Building and equipment . 


388 72 


Telephone, telegraph and expense 


; 64 71 


Entertainment, books and papers 


» 96 31 


Materials and clothing 


137 97 


Medical and dental . 


70 75 


Miscellaneous . 


290 73 


Total current expenses . 


$5,843 39 


Income added to current surplus 


3,920 73 


Cash on hand . 


347 66 




$10,111 78 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes^ 
$13,805; value of investments, $114,669.87. 



BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, 45 Townsend St., Roxbury. 

(Incorporated 1915.) 

Report for 8 months ending August 31, 1917. 

Simon Swig, President; Louis Goldstein, Secretary; Philipf S. 
Aronson, Treasurer; Hyman J. Danzig, Superintendent. 

To alleviate physical sufferings of the worthy poor, irrespective 
of creed. 

Number of paid employees, 26, including 6 pupil nurses. 

Total number of beds, 56. 

Total number of hospital patients, 339; number of free 
patients, 90. 

Number of hospital days, 212. 



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21 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Voluntary contributions 
From ball 
From theatre . 
Membership dues 
Miscellaneous . 



Total hospital receipts . 
Cash on hand, January, 1917 



$6,834 51 


8,072 01 


5,057 


60 


910 


40 


10,753 


80 


194 


82 


$31,823 


14 


2,064 


81 


$33,887 95 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$9,473 38 


Administration 


65 81 


Postage . . . 


510 95 


Printing, etc. . 


562 43 


General house and property ex 




penses .... 


2,572 60 


Hospital supplies 


3,492 56 


Heat, light and telephone . 


1,727 77 


Food .... 


3,569 48 


Building and repairs 


8,035 87 


Taxes and insurance 


1,340 32 


Miscellaneous . 


532 37 


Total expenses 


$31,883 54 


Cash on hand . 


2,004 41 




$33,887 95 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; amount of mortgage on same, $10,000. 



BOARD OF MINISTERIAL AID, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1869.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Hon. Arthur H. Wellman, President; Arthur C. Farley, 
Secretary; Charles L. Ziegler, Treasurer. 

To aid aged, disabled or needy ministers of the Orthodox 
Congregational denomination in the Commonwealth, and the 
widows and children of such ministers. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 60. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $3,495 39 

Income from investments . . 2,273 25 

From Congregational Board of 

Ministerial Relief, New York . 3,560 37 



$9,329 01 



Cr. 



$125 00 



Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 101 51 

Grants in aid . . . . 9,102 50 



$9,329 01 



Value of investments, $81,000. 



BOSTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF AND CONTROL OF TUBER- 
CULOSIS, 3 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Arthur K. Stone, M.D., President; Seymour H. Stone, Sec- 
retary; George S. Mumford, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. 
Nudd, Caretakers of Prendergast Camp. 

To promote a careful study of conditions regarding tuberculosis 
in Boston. To educate public opinion as to the causes and pre- 
vention of tuberculosis. 



22 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number of paid officers or em 
Number aided during year, 82 
ing, 36 free. 

Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Red Cross Christmas seals 
Massachusetts Anti-Tuberculosis 

League (salaries and rent) 
Literature .... 

Miscellaneous .... 



Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$1,822 01 


8,215 


50 


488 


55 


1,945 


55 


1,160 00 


87 


28 


206 


48 


$13,925 


37 


1,684 


22 


$15,609 


59 



ployees, 7. 




, viz., 7 paying, 39 


partly pay- 


Cr. 




Salaries and wages (office 


and 


camp) .... 


. $6,607 22 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 


plies .... 


. - 1,319 75 


Provisions and supplies 


2,961 98 


Rent .... 


800 04 


Heat, light and power 


631 20 


Furnishings and incidental 


re- 


pairs .... 


323 80 


Red Cross Christmas seals 


623 46 


Laundry .... 


177 71 


Travel .... 


72 19 


Miscellaneous expense 


826 54 


Total current expenses . 


. $14,343 89 


Cash on hand . 


1,265 70 




$15,609 59 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $23,797.89; value of investments, $9,042.95. 



BOSTON BAPTIST SOCIAL UNION, 15 Ashburton Place. 

1900.) 

Report for year ending March 15, 1917. 



(Incorporated 



Leland H. Cole, President; James P. Roberts, Secretary; 
William G. Burbeck, Treasurer. 

Religious, charitable and educational work among laymen of 
the Baptist denomination. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14. 

Number aided during year, 2,284, all free; number of families 
aided, 530. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Trustees, Wm. J. Hobbs, treas- 
urer ..... 

Total current receipts . 
Sale of securities 
Cash on hand .... 



32,573 00 
1,094 54 

12,500 00 


$16,167 54 

5,625 00 

344 78 


$22,137 32 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 




$11,947 11 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies 




43 25 


Provisions and supplies 




100 00 


Rent 




500 00 


Music 




1,200 00 


Heat, light and power 




1,9*)5 25 


Interest . 




600 00 


Relief fund 




1,349 99 


Women's work 




240 00 


General fund . 




952 62 


Y.W. C.A. . 




375 00 


Y. M. C. A. and Ford Me 


Taorial 


50 00 


Ford Hall meetings, Forun 


i, etc. 


2,654 21 


Miscellaneous . 




219 89 




. $22,137 32 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$154,000; value of investments, $1,135,602.25. 



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BOSTON BRANCH BARON DE HIRSCH FUND, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending January 27, 1917. 

Ferdinand Strauss, President; Mrs. Robert Silverman, Sec- 
retary; A. C. Ratshesky, Treasurer; Mrs. Martha M. Silverman, 
Superintendent. 

To instruct Jewish immigrants, assist them to obtain employ- 
ment, and to provide for their removal and settlement in places 
outside of Boston. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 413, viz., 1 paying, 412 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$5 00 


Salaries and wages 


$54 23 


Subscriptions and donations 


605 00 


Transportation . 


10 56 


Income from investments . 


156 66 


Tools, furniture, etc. 


24 48 


Miscellaneous .... 


11 86 


Aid . 


46 78 






Treasurer's bond 


7 50 


Total current receipts 


$778 52 




Cash on hand at beginning of year 


510 19 


Total current expen 


3es . . $143 55 






Income invested 


156 66 






Cash on hand 


988 50 




$1,288 71 


$1,288 71 



Value of investments, $4,034.77. 



BOSTON CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1865.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Horatio A. Lamb, President; J. Prentice Murphy, Secretary; 
I. Tucker Burr, Jr., Treasurer. 

Provides for exposed, destitute and wayward children; studies 
questions relating to children; promotes needed legislation and 
encourages co-operation among child-helping societies; takes 
juvenile offenders on probation; undertakes oversight of children 
in their own homes; places libraries in families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 33. 

. Number of children cared for in foster homes, 600; society 
reimbursed for expense of these exclusive of supervision: in full, 
170; in part, 230; not reimbursed, 200. Monthly average 
number of children under supervision in foster homes, 326. 
Number of placing-out visitors, 8 (1 giving half time). 



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Dr. 



From beneficiaries . 


$16,776 83 


Subscriptions and donations 


33,427 81 


Annuities and bequests to in- 




come . . . 


3,000 00 


Income from investments 


24,688 92 


From Huntington Institute for 




Orphan Children 


14,202 66 


From charitable organizations 


1,926 10 


From overseers of poor of towns 




and cities . 


660 60 


Miscellaneous 


283 56 


Total current receipts . 


$94,966 48 


Unrestricted funds appropriate* 




to income . 


6,644 57 


Cash on hand at beginning oi 




year .... 


951 36 




8102,562 41 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


S3S.47S 37 


Care of children in families 


50,5S0 62 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


3,537 96 


Home library 


285 01 


Transportation 


4,079 93 


Heat, light and office care 


972 12 


Furnishings and equipment 


543 32 


General office expenses 


1,832 41 


Legal services 


400 00 


Donations to other charitable 




organizations 


500 00 


Auto (part of purchase) . 


255 33 


Annuity .... 


500 00 


Miscellaneous 


541 63 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



. 8102,506 70 
55 71 

8102,562 41 



Value of investments, S4S8,99S.32. 



BOSTON CHILDREN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 48 Rutland St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1834.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Costello C. Converse, President; Miss Fannie E. Barnes, 
Secretary; William C. Chick, Treasurer; Carrington Howard, 
General Secretary. 

Needy and neglected children provided with home life in 
private families when impossible to readjust conditions at home; 
children given oversight in their own homes; promotes needed 
legislation. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10. 

Number of children cared for in foster homes, 151; the 
society reimbursed for expense of these, exclusive of supervision: 
in full, 13; in part, 49; not reimbursed, 89. Monthly average 
number of children under supervision in foster homes, 127. 
Number of placing-out visitors, 3. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries . 


. 84,364 96 


Salaries and wages . 


♦ 


$8,104 77 


Subscriptions and donations 


. 11,199 86 


Printing, postage and offi 


ce sup- 




Bequests 


. 55,944 03 


plies 




1,468 89 


Income from investments . 


5,499 08 


Heat, light and power 




177 51 


Sale of old clothes 


1,204 00 


Furnishings and inciden 


tal re- 




Miscellaneous . 


100 13 


pairs . 
Board of children 
Clothing . 




34 45 

11,160 56 

3,643 56 


Total current receipts . 


. $78,312 06 




Investments sold 


2,072 55 


Travel . 




1,559 00 


Cash on hand at beginning of 


Doctors and medicines 




473 23 


year .... 


1,736 36 


Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 




817 86 




$27,439 83 






Legacies invested 




42,508 32 






Cash on hand . 




12,172 82 




$82,120 97 


$82,120 97 



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25 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $30,000; value of investments, $172,358. 



THE BOSTON CITY HOSPITAL, 818 Harrison Ave., Boston; the South 
Department for Contagious Diseases, 745 Massachusetts Ave., Boston; 
the Relief Stations, Haymarket Sq., Boston, and 14 Porter St., East 
Boston; the Convalescent Home, 2150 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester; 
and the West Department, Spring St., West Roxbury (as yet unopened). 
(Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1917. 

A. Shuman, President; Joseph P. Manning, Secretary; John 
J. Bowling, M.D., Superintendent and Medical Director. 

For the temporary relief of sick or injured persons. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 815, including 116 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 1,088. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 98,382; number 
of free patients, 90,317. 

Total number of hospital days during year, 322,955. 

Total number of visits in out-patient department during year, 
203,314. 

Dr. 

City appropriation . 

State patients 

City and town patients . 

Private patients 

Insurance cases 

Orthopedic appliances 

Collection of board of health for 
contagious cases at hospital 

Interest from investments 

Sale of bones and trimmings 

Sale of old materials 

Commission on automatic tele- 
phones 

Damage to coupe . 

Rent of land . 

Interest on bank deposit . 

Birth fees 

Sale of standing grass 

Refund on expressage 



$796,407 


27 


40,609 


62 


22,162 


35 


47,586 


98 


4,886 


85 


113 


40 


35,465 


90 


2,164 


00 


1,777 


93 


1,264 


42 


122 


38 


100 


00 


100 


00 


54 


05 


44 


25 


40 


00 




10 


$952,899 


50 



Cr, 



Personal service 


$355,873 94 


Service other than personal 


34,151 57 


Equipment 


50,986 39 


Supplies 


340,734 47 


Materials 


16,077 70 


Special items . 


729 80 


Total hospital expenses 


$798,553 87 


Revenue paid to city collector 1 


154,328 23 




$952,882 10 


Unexpended balance returnee 


I 


to city treasury . 


17 40 



$952,899 50 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $3,919,000; value of investments, $93,100.07. 

1 These receipts, consisting of money from paying patients, sale of bones and trimmings, sale 
of old material, commission on automatic telephones, damage to coupe, rent of land, interest on 
bank deposit, birth fees, sale of standing grass, and refund on expressage, amounting to 8154,328.23 
were paid to the city collector and were not available for hospital expenses. 



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[P. D. 17. 



BOSTON DISPENSARY, 25 Bennet St., Boston. (Incorporated 1801.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 



Robert W. Maynard, Secre- 
Michael M. Davis, Jr., Di- 



Edward R. Warren, President; 
tary; Ashton L. Carr, Treasurer; 
rector. 

To afford medical advice and relief to the sick poor, provide 
medicines, and assist in educational and remedial efforts for the 
prevention of disease. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 105, including 8 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds (children's hospital only), 26; total 
number of hospital patients during year, 768; number of free 
patients, 269; total number of hospital days during year, 7,299; 
total number of visits in out-patient department during year, 
118,026. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to in 

come .... 
Income from investments 
Rent of Jefferson Place . 
Bank tax rebate 
Accounts receivable 
Lunches, Nurses' Home . 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



S44.393 64 
22,373 00 

3,000 00 

13,509 94 

155 00 

489 42 

1,400 00 

315 75 

875 45 

886,512 20 
18,639 00 

3,438 55 

8108,589 75 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Medical and surgical supplies 

Drugs and chemicals 

Insurance and taxes 

Interest on loans 



$63,866 37 

4,023 72 
6,812 28 
7,748 59 

5,925 96 

8,093 01 

11,090 42 

882 60 

146 80 



$108,589 75 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$175,500; value of investments, $331,134.67. 



BOSTON EPISCOPAL CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 89 Franklin St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1784.) 

Report for year ending March 15, 1917. 

Francis W. Hunnewell, President; Charles E. Mason, Secre- 
tary; John S. Lawrence, Treasurer. 

The relief of persons who are or have been members of the 
society and their families, the widows and minor children of 
persons who at the time of their decease shall have been ministers 
of an Episcopal church in this Commonwealth, and of persons 



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27 



who belong to the Protestant Episcopal Church and are in- 
habitants of the city of Boston. 
Number aided during year, 68. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . . $6,585 67 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,496 63 



$8,082 30 



Cr. 
Grants ..... 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
Rent of safe .... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$6,750 00 

11 50 

10 00 

3 75 

$6,775 25 

1,307 05 

$8,082 30 



Value of investments, $138,992. 



BOSTON FATHERLESS AND WIDOWS' SOCIETY, 1145 Old South Build- 
ing, Boston. (Incorporated 1837.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Mrs. Maria H. Gordon, President; Miss Emily L. Croswell, 
Secretary; Thomas J. Emery, Treasurer. 
To help widows and orphans. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 
Number aided during year, 144. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions . . . . $129 00 

Annuities and bequests to income 3,512 78 

Income from investments . . 7,423 94 



Total current receipts . . $11,065 72 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 3,841 90 



$14,907 62 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Rent of safe deposit box . 
To trustees for distribution 
Tax .... 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Interest on new investments 
Cash on hand . 



$600 00 

56 95 

20 00 

10,010 00 

24 78 

89 34 

$10,801 07 

137 35 

3,969 20 

$14,907 62 



Value of investments, $184,325. 



BOSTON FLOATING HOSPITAL, 54 Devonshire St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Edward W. Pope, Chairman of Trustees; William H. Brainerd, 
Clerk; George C. Lee, Treasurer; G. Loring Briggs, Manager. 

Care of children under five years suffering from summer 
diseases; instruction of mothers in care of children; training of 
doctors and nurses; and scientific study of children's diseases. 



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[P. D. 17. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 134, including 9 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 240; total number of hospital patients 
(all free), 269; total number of hospital days during year (all 
free), 5,144; total number of visits in out-patient department 
during year, 3,463. 



Dr. 

Voluntary contributions . . S44.442 82 

Interest, dividends and rentals . 8,225 97 

Total receipts . . . S52.668 79 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

vear 8.74S 78 



S61.41' 



Cr. 

Administration . . . $8,422 14 

Professional care of patients . 23,301 59 

Department expenses . . 21.06S 84 

Extraordinary expenses . . 1,192 43 

Miscellaneous . . . . 683 91 

Total expenses . . . $54,668 91 

Cash on hand .... 6,748 66 

$61,417 57 



Value of boat used for corporate purposes, §165,193.72; value 
of investments, $215,152,68. 



BOSTON HEBREW LADIES' AID ASSOCIATION, 995 Washington St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Mrs. Annie E. ^Yilson, President; A. H. Maysles, Secretary; 
Mrs. Rose Schienberg, Treasurer. 

To give pecuniary aid to the poor of the Hebrew faith. 
Employs a collector on commission. 
Number of families aided during year, 255. 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 



1 155 35 



Total current receipts . . $455 35 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 40 55 






Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office supplies 
i ions and supplies to poor 

Ren1 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$25 00 


12 


50 


324 


06 


25 


00 


5 


65 


S392 21 


103 


69 



$495 90 



BOSTON HOME FOR INCURABLES, 2049 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. 

^Incorporated 1884.) 

n ending March 31 , 1917. 

E. Pierson Beebe, President; J. Grafton Minot, Secretary; 
Emor H. Harding, Tn usurer; Miss Marion W. Parsons, Super- 
intendent. 

A home for the care and treatment of women and children 

afflicted with an incurable disease. 



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29 



Number of paid officers or employees, 25. 

Number aided during year, 54, viz., 13 partly paying, 41 free. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$1,172 50 


Salaries and wages . 


$10,669 75 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,527 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Annuities and bequests to income 


33,799 15 


plies . 


84 68 


Income from investments . 


28,529 36 


Provisions and supplies 


6,889 33 


Miscellaneous .... 


385 93 


Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re- 


2,331 81 








Total current receipts 


$65,413 94 


pairs . . . . . 


2,781 63 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




Insurance . . . . 


536 81 


year 


20 50 


Advertising . 


205 92 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


579 75 




$24,079 68 






Income invested 


41,298 27 






Cash on hand .... 


56 49 




$65,434 44 


$65,434 44 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $93,844.08; value of investments, $609,146.70. 

BOSTON INDUSTRIAL HOME, 17 Davis St., Boston. (Incorporated 1877.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Charles H. Stearns, President; Charles P. Raymond, Sec- 
retary; Freeman O. Emerson, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver 
C. Elliot, Superintendent and Matron. 

To provide a home for worthy people out of employment until 
they can obtain situations. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20. 

Number aided during year, 2,468, all paying. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Additional mortgage less fees 
Loans ..... 
From sale of coal and wood 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$4,258 88 


244 


40 


269 


25 


392 


49 


4,777 


08 


850 


00 


35,308 


79 


$46,100 89 


"1,383 


58 


$47,484 47 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$4,871 41 


Printing, postage and office sup 




plies .... 


400 00 


Provisions and supplies 


4,200 50 


Heat, light and power 


1,109 66 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs .... 


992 44 


Coal and wood . 


31,283 51 


Transient labor 


1,012 37 


Water rates and insurance 


497 97 


Stable expense and garage 


1,478 81 


Miscellaneous . 


330 12 


Total current expenses . 


$46,176 79 


Cash on hand . 


1,307 68 




$47,484 47 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $55,300; amount of mortgage on same, $20,000; value of 
investments, $37,078.59. 



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BOSTON LADIES' BETHEL SOCIETY, 8 North Bennet St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1886,) 

Report for year ending January 26, 1917. 

Miss Susie P. Tuckerman, President; Mrs. F. F. Gerrish, 
Secretary; Mrs. Sarah L. Jones, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. Ed- 
ward C. Welch, Superintendent and Matron. 

To assist in maintenance of worship in Baptist Bethel Church 
and provide a home for worthy seamen. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 2,437, viz., 1,339 paying, 1,098 
free. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand .... 



$1,431 


64 


162 


75 


500 


00 


319 


07 


$2,413 46 


30 


31 


13 08 


$2,456 


S5 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $634 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 33 75 

Provisions and supplies . . 754 72 

Heat, light and power . . 236 19 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 100 32 

Water rates . . . . 22 40 

Insurance ..... 16 60 

Loans paid . . . . 40 31 

Miscellaneous .... 160 00 

Total current expenses . . $1,998 29 

Income invested . . . 300 00 

Cash on hand . . . . 158 56 

$2,456 85 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $9,000; value of investments, $341.06. 



BOSTON LYING-IN HOSPITAL, 24 McLean St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1832.) 

Report for year ending Decembe* 31, 1916. 

William L. Richardson, President; William D. Sohier, Sec- 
retary; James R. Hooper, Treasurer; Miss Charlotte W. Dana, 
Superintendent. 

The care of poor and deserving women in childbirth. Regular 
charges for patients: residents of Boston, $30; non-residents, 
$40; deserving needy persons, free. No charges for out-patient 
attendance. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 57, including 24 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 54; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 819; number of free patients, 209; total number of 
hospital days during year, 14,496.3. 



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31 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Payments by cities of Boston and 

Chelsea 
Voluntary contributions . 
Interest, dividends and rentals 
Registration fees 
Annuity .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital receipts . 
Transfer from unrestricted 

J. W. S. B. fund . 
Gifts for medical social service 

work .... 
Gifts for pregnancy clinic . 

Total receipts 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$13,788 50 


230 00 
10,906 90 
16,034 96 

585 25 
1,000 00 

313 34 


$42,858 95 


1,000 00 


1,170 00 
500 00 


$45,528 95 
2,859 26 


402 45. 


$48,790 66 



Cr. 

Administration 

Department expenses 

General house and property ex 

penses . . . . 

Accrued interest 
Miscellaneous . 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$1,610 95 
37,435 27 

8,652 08 

2 75 

44 60 

$47,745 65 
1,045 01 



$48,790 66 



Value of real estate, 

$834,472.72. 



,181.64; value of investments, 



THE BOSTON MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT, 31 Parmenter St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1912.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Prof. Walter R. Spalding, President; Daniel Bloomfield, 
Secretary; Mrs. A. Lincoln Filene, Treasurer. 

To give to children of limited means an opportunity to secure 
a good musical education under proper settlement influences. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 29. 

Number aided during year, 500, viz., 450 paying, 50 free. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 

Lessons 

Music 

Instruments and supplies 

People's orchestra 

Annual concert . 

Interest 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 
Loans to income 



Cr. 



$2,902 00 


Salaries and wages 


$4,087 35 


1,322 73 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




154 03 


plies ..... 


317 75 


108 62 


Annual concert .... 


110 95 


228 55 


Rent ..... 


217 75 


790 85 


Heat, light and power 


59 94 


74 83 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


325 31 


34 21 


Lessons and dancing (refund) 


9 95 




Instruments and supplies . 


120 04 




$5,615 82 


Music ..... 


232 53 


295 21 


People's orchestra 


374 63 




Miscellaneous .... 


3 83 




Summer outing fund . 


51 00 


$5,911 03 


$5,911 03 



Value of investments, $1,715.74. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BOSTON NEWSBOYS CLUB, 277 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1909.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1917. 

Nathan L. Amster, President; Alexander I. Peckjiam, Secre- 
tary; James J. Storrow, Treasurer; Edward L. Curran, Super- 
intendent. 

To befriend in every possible way the newsboys and other 
boys of the city of Boston, without distinction as to race, color 
or creed. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8. 

Number aided during year, 946, viz., 576 paying, about 200 
partly paying, about 170 free. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest . . . . 



So, 750 00 
1 75 



Total current receipts . . S5,751 75 

Cash on hand at beginning of year S79 95 



S6.631 70 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Camp at Halifax, Mass. 
Caddy Camp 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



S3.427 


9G 


73 


49 


942 


50 


475 


80 


520 


46 


20 


71 


494 


72 


§5,955 


64 


676 


06 


S6.631 


70 



BOSTON NORTH END MISSION, 300 Tremont Temple, Boston; Home, 
corner Bourne St. and Southbourne Rd., Roslindale. (Incorporated 
1870.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Charles W. Kidder, President; Albert D. Auryansen, Secretary; 
William H. Bain, Treasurer; Rev. C. L^ D. Younkin, Super- 
intendent; Myra J. Chapman, Matron. 

Temporary home for care and training of destitute children; 
placing out; supervising; also some received under guardianship 
and custody for adoption or indenture. Religious but non- 
sectarian. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12. 

Number of children cared for in foster homes, 71; society 
reimbursed for expense of these, exclusive of supervision: in full, 
9; in part, 18; not reimbursed, 44. Monthly average number 
of children under supervision in foster homes, and in Mt. Hope 
Home, 154. Number of placing-out visitors, 3. 



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33 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 

Cash on hand at beginning 

year .... 



. $17,097 22 

5,607 60 

2,282 09 

23 30 

. $25,010 21 
of 

751 45 



$25,761 66 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$6,270 58 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


549 33 


Provisions and supplies 


3,400 34 


Rent of office .... 


360 00 


Heat, light and power 


432 01 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs ..... 


149 41 


Board and clothing of children in 




outside homes and visiting ex- 




penses ..... 


1,577 43 


Telephones .... 


152 27 


Insurance .... 


128 09 


Interest ..... 


109 99 


Miscellaneous .... 


311 37 


Total current expenses . 


$13,440 82 


Income invested 


5,833 23 


Payment of loans 


4,000 00 


Taxes, repairs, etc., on real 




estate not used for corporate 




purposes .... 


1,160 65 


Cash on hand .... 


1,326 96 




$25,761 66 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,000; value of investments, $50,522.39. 



BOSTON NURSERY FOR BLIND BABIES, 147 South Huntington Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Horace G. Allen, President; Miss Bessie J. Daniel, Secretary; 
Mrs. Marguerite S. Hopkins, Treasurer; Miss Jane A. Russell, 
Superintendent. 

Care and treatment of blind children under five years of age. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10. 

Number aided during year, 38, viz., 22 partly paying, 16 free. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
From Blind Babies' Aid Society . 
Blind Babies' Aid Society for milk 
Interest ..... 

Total current receipts 
From permanent fund 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$562 


50 


2,057 


34 


4,747 


39 


992 


05 


16 


05 


$8,375 33 


985 


43 


596 27 


$9,957 03 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




$3,911 50 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies .... 




409 07 


Provisions and supplies 




2,486 02 


Heat, light and power 




1,168 97 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


791 98 


Telephone 




39 93 


Medicines 




38 60 


Water .... 




67 00 


Advertising 




154 44 


Miscellaneous 




208 20 


Total current expenses 


$9,275 71 


Cash on hand . 




681 32 




$9,957 03 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $36,400; value of investments, $106,534.75. 



34 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BOSTON PORT AND SEAMEN'S AID SOCIETY, MANAGERS OF, 11 North 
Sq., Boston. (Incorporated 1829 and 1867.) 

Report for year eDding January 26, 1917. 

Rev. George A. Gordon, D.D., President; John A. Bennett, 
Secretary; Lewis R. Tucker, Treasurer; Capt. Joseph P. Hatch, 
Superintendent. 

Improving the moral, religious and general condition of seamen 
and their families in Boston and its vicinity. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14. 

Number aided during year in institution, 11,150, viz., 8,861 
paying, 22 partly paying, 2,267 free; outside institution, 37, 
all free; number of families aided, 13. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Sale of investments . 

Total current receipts . 

Cash on hand at beginning 

year .... 



of 



87,659 41 
2,000 00 

18,496 37 
2,763 52 

$30,919 30 

4,126 61 



$35,045 91 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and telephone . 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Charity .... 

Taxes and insurance 

Fishermen's reading room 

Entertainments 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Capital reinvested 
Cash on hand 



$7,841 04 

686 60 
6,549 04 
1,482 42 

1,081 22 
551 46 
390 67 

1,112 05 
665 62 
352 91 



$20,713 03 

10,185 28 

4,147 60 

$35,045 91 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $39,500; value of investments, $393,534.40. 



BOSTON PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1854.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Russell G. Fessenden, President; William Hedge, Secretary; 
Thomas B. Gannett, Treasurer; William H. Pear, General 
Agent. 

The relief of needy families, the suppression of street beggary 
and the improvement of the conditions of the poor. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10. 

Number of families aided, 895 (representing 3,794 individuals); 
homeless men dealt with, 647. 



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35 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$859 99 


9,331 


98 


1,000 


00 


27,961 


23 


$39,153 


20 


4,708 95 


9 


87 


$43,872 


02 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Provisions, supplies and cash 
- relief ..... 

Rent 

Heat, light and power 
Travel and telephone 
Confidential exchange 
Public accountant 
League for Preventive Work 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand .... 



$13,820 60 


333 09 


27,616 


17 


180 


00 


482 


44 


376 


71 


200 


00 


72 00 


300 


00 


486 


07 


$43,867 98 


4 


04 


$43,872 02 



Value of investments, $490,620. 



BOSTON SEAMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 287 Hanover St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1829.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Samuel Usher, President; Charles F. Stratton, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Ministering to the spiritual, social, moral and temporal wants 
and needs of seamen. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13. 

Number aided during year, 359. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$8,956 27 


Salaries and wages . 


$7,955 96 


Annuities and bequests to income 


1,200 00 


Printing, postage, office supplies 




Income from investments . 


7,557 77 


and advertising 


1,426 89 






Provisions and supplies 


685 63 






Total current receipts 


$17,714 04 


Rent .... 


215 16 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




Heat, light and power 


1,107 89 


year ..... 


1,623 27 


Launch at Boston 

Expense of publishing "Sea 


470 27 






Breeze" 


579 53 






Station at Vineyard Haven 


3,063 86 






Station at Canal 


848 12 






Station at Tarpaulin Cove 


175 68 






Aid .... 


416 55 






Interest .... 


387 29 






Annuities 


120 00 






Sprinkler system 

Total current expenses . 


247 80 




$17,700 63 






Income invested 


22 05 






Cash on hand . 


1,614 63 




$19,337 31 


$19,337 31 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $25,000; value of investments, $120,900. 



36 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BOSTON SECTION COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN, 47 Mt. Vernon St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1911.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Mrs. Felix Kornfeld. President; Miss Anna S. Pelinsky, 
Secretary; Mrs. I. K. E. Prager, Treasurer. 

To further united efforts in the work of social betterment 
through religion, philanthropy and education. Supplies one 
person for probation work in Boston Juvenile Court and one for 
work among immigrants. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . S3, 535 00 
Sale of cake, cook books, and use 

of office telephone . . . 13 31 

Interest 29 59 

Members' dues . . . . 1,172 00 



Total current receipts . . S-4,749 90 

Returned to council by worker . 120 00 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,455 70 



$6,325 60 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


§2,559 00 


Workers' expenses 


312 26 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies .... 


305 15 


Religious schools 


547 95 


Rent .... 


360 00 


Telephone 


139 37 


Yearly report 


154 00 


Xational council dues 


244 50 


Saturday and Monday meetings 


S7 39 


Dues to clubs 


57 95 


To Denver hospitals . 


41 50 


Miscellaneous . 


41 53 


Total current expenses 


54,850 60 


Interest added to sinking fund 


4 37 


Cash on hand 


1,470 63 



S6.325 60 



BOSTON SOCIETY FOR THE CARE OF GIRLS, 184 Boylston St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1803.) 

Report for year ending October 25, 1917. 

Miss Abby M. Storer, President; Mrs. Arthur H. Nichols, 
Secretary; Miss Sarah C. Paine, Treasurer; Miss Mabelle B. 
Blake, General Secretary. 

Care and supervision of girls, irrespective of age, race or color. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18. 

Total number of girls dealt with during year, 1,236; total num- 
ber under supervision, 253, including 52 supervised in own homes. 
Society reimbursed for expense of boarding children: in full, 11, 
in part, 13. Monthly average number of children under super- 
i ion in foster homes, 170. Number of placing-out visitors, I 
and 1 assistant. 



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37 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 


$2,403 15 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,926 50 


Annuities and bequests to income 


29,060 71 


Income from investments . 


27,526 48 


Miscellaneous .... 


24 98 


Total current receipts . 


$60,941 82 


Loans to income 


674 50 


Sale of securities 


15,112 50 



Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



1,351 



,080 51 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup^ 

plies .... 
Telephone 

Rent ... 
Traveling 
Trips to National Conference 

Montreal and New York 
Board of children 
Clothing .... 
Medical care and glasses . 
Scholar at Framingham Normal 

School 
To League for Preventive Work 

and Associated Charities 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Investments 
Cash on hand . 



2,125 


35 


855 


45 


441 


47 


1,164 


00 


1,554 


10 


155 


50 


7,398 


40 


4,008 


71 


829 


18 



160 00 

350 00 

1,105 04 

$30,147 26 

40,604 11 

7,329 14 

$78,080 51 



Value of investments, $468,238.85. 



BOSTON SOCIETY OF DECORATIVE ART, 555 Boylston St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1882.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Henry Forbes Bigelow, President; Ellen T. Bullard, Secretary; 
Donald McKay Frost, Treasurer; Miss Marion M. Shaw, 
Superintendent. 

To raise the standard of art needlework and provide for the 
sale of contributors' handiwork. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12. 

Number aided during year, 172. 



Dr. 






Cr. 


Income from investments 


. $1,073 72 


Salaries and wages . 


Contributors' sales . 


9,244 46 


Prizes 




Workroom orders 


5,645 04 


Rent 




Materials 


256 25 


S. D. A. stock . 




Contributors' orders 


222 69 


Workers . 




S. D. A. stock . 


7,690 22 


Contributors 




Sale of bond 


1,006 61 


Materials 




Miscellaneous . 


20 55 


Office expenses 




Total current receipts 


. $25,159 54 


Miscellaneous . 


Cash on hand at beginm 


ng of 


Total current expenses 


year 


1,541 06 


Cash on hand . 




$26,700 60 





$6,196 50 

25 00 

2,729 21 

472 00 

3,385 94 

8,229 77 

3,228 40 

1,710 30 

345 00 

$26,322 12 
378 48 

$26,700 60 



Value of investments, $20,953.21. 



38 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



BOSTON UNITED MOATH CHITIM ASSOCIATION, 4 Liberty Sq., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1910.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Levy Herman, President; Morris L. Morrison, Secretary; 
Solomon J. Goldings, Treasurer. 

To assist the Jewish poor of Boston and vicinity in the proper 
observance of the Passover. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number of families aided, 800. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$4,161 96 


Salaries and wages 


$156 00 


161 55 


Printing, postage and office sup- 






plies . 


115 16 




Provisions and supplies 


1,694 05 




Express and messenger 


85 75 




Cash to poor . 

Total current expenses 


2,105 26 




$4,156 22 




Cash on hand . . . . 


167 29 


$4,323 51 


$4,323 51 



BOSTON YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 312-320 Hunting- 
ton Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1852 and 1887.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1917. 

Arthur S. Johnson, President; George W. Mehaffey, General 
Secretary; Lewis A. Crossett, Treasurer. 

The improvement of the spiritual, intellectual, social and 
physical condition of the young men and boys of Boston, and to 
provide dormitories with homelike surroundings. 

Number of paid officers, employees and teachers, 256. 

Number aided during year, 15,197 viz., 14,387 paying, 810 
free. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 
Accounts payable . 



$318,450 11 

27,760 93 

10,620 74 

978 24 

$357,810 02 
1,664 00 

7,727 44 



$367,201 46 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 




$218,801 69 


Printing, postage and office 


mp- 




plies .... 




21,870 17 


Heat, light and power 




23,630 40 


Furnishings and incidental 


re- 




pairs .... 




8,321 66 


Expenses of departments 




94,537 86 


Total current expenses 


$367,161 78 


Cash on hand 




39 68 



$367,201 46 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $1,408,446; mortgage on same, $200,000; value of in- 
vestments, $242,000. 



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39 



BOSTON YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN UNION, 48 Boylston St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1852.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Frank L. Locke, President; Charles L. Burrill, Secretary; 
Edward A. Church, Treasurer. 

Recreation and instruction by means of evening classes, 
religious services, lectures, and entertainment. Maintains an 
employment bureau, gymnasium and committees to visit sick 
and distribute clothing; also a committee on country week and 
rides for invalids. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 75 (41 on part time). 

Number aided during year in institution, 5,046, all partly 
paying; outside institution, 3,296, all free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Donations, special charities 
Income from special charities 
Miscellaneous . 



$20,452 81 

5,470 00 

29,792 15 

19,481 13 

3,607 62 

2,393 08 



$81,196 79 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $29,432 31 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 3,828 06 

Heat, light and power . . 8,503 45 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 897 83 

Evening class instruction . . 2,540 00 

General administration . . 12,533 24 

Special charities . . . 21,009 04 

Total current expenses . . $78,743 93 

Balance of revenue over expense 2,452 86 



$81,196 79 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$756,000; value of investments, $656,200. 



BOSTON YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 40 Berkeley St., 
and 68 Warrenton St. Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. W. Chamberlain Lyford, President; Mrs. Christel W. 
Wilkins, Secretary; Mrs. Augustine B. Conant, Treasurer; Miss 
Susy D. Rice, Superintendent of 40 Berkeley St.; Mrs. Annette 
Cowles, Superintendent of 68 Warrenton St. 

To promote the temporal, moral and religious welfare of young 
women who are. dependent upon their own exertions for support. 

Number of paid officers and employees, 117. 

Number aided during year: in boarding homes, 5,540; placed 
through employment bureau, 3,919. 



40 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


. $16,719 75 


Salaries and wages . 


$50,452 93 


Bequests 


9,000 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Income from investments 


4,879 82 


plies ..... 


1,605 97 


Memberships 


1,675 75 


Provisions and supplies . 


54,272 06 


School and homes . 


. 112,561 55 


Insurance .... 


964 87 


Miscellaneous 


379 85 


Heat, light, water, telephone 








and transportation 


13,627 36 






Total current receipts . 


. $145,216 72 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




Deficit for year 


1,558 83 


pairs ..... 


9,926 11 






Auditing .... 


682 50 






Interest .... 


2,028 94 






Travelers aid work . 


551 47 






National Board 


800 00 






Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 


2,863 34 




$137,775 55 






Income invested 


9,000 00 




$146,775 55 


$146,775 55 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$232,600; amount of mortgage on same, $38,000; value of 
investments, $159,319.63. 



BRITISH CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 5 Park Sq., Boston, f Incorporated 

1817.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Vaughan Jealous, 1 President; Thomas T. Stokes, Secretary; 
Frederick J. Stark, Treasurer. 

Temporary relief of those born under the British flag, their 
immediate descendants and families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 200 families and 301 individuals. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Dues .... 

From banquet . 
From charity ball 



$149 00 

659 71 

510 00 

50 00 

434 00 



Total current receipts . . $1,802 71 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 760 46 



$2,563 17 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $252 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 53 75 

Rent 210 00 

Relief 665 28 

To women's auxiliary . . 100 00 

General expenses . . . 106 33 

Total current expenses . . $1,387 36 

Invested 320 00 

Cash on hand .... 855 81 

$2,563 17 



Value of investments, $19,937.45. 



i Samuel C. Murfilt elected President for 1917-18. 



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41 



BROOKE HOUSE, 79 Chandler St., Boston. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Jacob C. Rogers, President; Mrs. Francis C. Gray, 
Secretary; Walter Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Sarah E. Gardner, 
Superintendent. 

A home for working girls at moderate cost. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15. 

Number aided during year in institution, 182, all partly pay- 
ing; outside institution, 125, all free; families aided, 4. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$15,456 01 


Salaries and wages . 


$6,635 97 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,823 00 


Provisions and supplies 


8,670 20 


Income from investments . 


1,160 00 


Heat, light and power 


1,429 77 


Miscellaneous . 


49 97 


Furnishings and incidental re 








pairs .... 


1,344 81 






Total current receipts 


$18,488 98 


Laundry .... 


307 75 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




Water rates 


252 90 


year ..... 


1,388 97 


Insurance 


67 08 






Interest on mortgage 


450 00 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


166 27 




$19,324 75 






Cash on hand . 


553 20 




$19,877 95 


$19,877 95 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,000; amount of mortgage on same, $10,000; value of in- 
vestments, $30,000. 



THE BUNKER HILL BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 10 Wood St., Charles- 
town. (Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year endicg September 30, 1917. 

George Bramwell Baker, President; Frank S. Mason, Secretary; 
Charles G. Bancroft, Treasurer; Harris G. LeRoy, Director. 

To take Charlestown boys off the streets at night and give them 
manual and physical training. Ages, eight to sixteen. No dis- 
tinction as to race, creed or condition of life. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13 (including 10 evening 
workers). 

Number of members, 1,141. 



42 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Donations .... 


$5,762 00 


Interest and dividends 


262 12 


Club dues .... 


204 49 


Pool room and bowling alley 


23 06 


From District Nursing Associa- 




tion ..... 


60 00 


Cabinet class .... 


3 50 


Miscellaneous .... 


1 64 


Total current receipts . 


$6,316 81 


From special campaign fund 


3,000 00 


From donations of prior years . 


880 00 



$10,196 81 



Cr. 



Administration 


$4,151 42 


Subscription expense 


861 47 


Gymnasium and game room 


734 73 


Bowling alley and moving pic 




tures .... 


566 17 


Wireless and printing classes 


387 63 


Cabinet and basketry classes 


559 36 


Playground 


252 25 


Insurance 


98 66 


Repairs and upkeep . 


80 56 


Light, fuel and water 


478 17 


Janitor .... 


1,038 00 


Building construction expense 


60 12 


Total current expenses . 


$9,268 54 


Net deficit, September 1, 1916 


326 33 


Cash on hand . 


601 94 




$10,196 81 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $8,000. 



BURNAP FREE HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 38 Pleasant St., Dorchester. 
(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1917. 

J. Converse Gray, President; Miss Mary A. Fitch, Secretary; 
George G. Quincy, Treasurer; Miss Ida G. Angell, Matron. 

Free home for women. 

Number of paid employees, 6. 

Number aided during year in institution, 21; outside institu- 
tion, 3. 

Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts . 
Sale of securities 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year ..... 



$3,812 60 
8,008 50 
3,569 60 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing and advertising . 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light, power and telephone 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs ..... 
Insurance .... 
Undertaker .... 

Total current expens.es . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand .... 


$2,296 03 

156 05 

1,818 71 

602 40 

509 05 
19 73 

67 00 


$15,390 70 
3,200 00 

2,070 15 




$5,468 97 

14,002 07 

1,189 81 


$20,660 85 


$20,660 85 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $25,000; value of investments, $75,000. 



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43 



BURRAGE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Bumpkin Island, Boston Harbor, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Albert C. Burrage, President; Alice H. Burrage, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 
To care for crippled children. 1 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 



Dr. 



Donations 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$4,360 80 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Insurance ..... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 


$400 00 


$4,360 80 

4 77 


78 81 

94 01 

40 00 

1,135 66 

2,305 60 

307 92 




$4,362 00 
3 57 


$4,365 57 


$4,365 57 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $200,000. 

CAPE COD ASSOCIATION, Room 22, Ames Building, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1914.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Willard T. Sears, President; Charles F. Crowell, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Helping Cape Cod young men through college by means of 
loans. 

Number aided during year, 4. 



Dr. 
Income from investments . . $1,067 12 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,742 15 



$2,809 27 



Cr. 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
To beneficiaries 
Rent safe deposit box 

Total current expenses 
Income invested . . . 

Cash on hand .... 



$10 00 

915 42 

10 00 


$935 42 

490 05 

1,383 80 


$2,809 


27 



Value of investments, $19,526.87. 



1 In the spring of 1917 the Burrage Hospital Association offered to the United States government 
the free use of Bumpkin Island, including the hospital building, as a naval training station for 
the Coast Patrol Naval Reserve, and the offer was accepted. Temporary barracks have been 
erected on the island, and the government has used the entire island and the building ever since. 
The hospital was not opened for the use of crippled children for the year 1917. 



44 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



CARNEY HOSPITAL, 



Old Harbor St. 
1865.) 



South Boston. (Incorporated 



Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Sister Raphael Jones, President, Treasurer and Superintendent; 
Sister Bernard Nunan, Secretary. 

Care of the sick irrespective of creed, color or nationality 
(contagious diseases excepted). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 193 including 100 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 205. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 3,997; number 
of free patients, 1,122. 

Total number of hospital days during year, 44,156; number of 
free days, 3,821. 

Total number of visits in out-patient department during year, 
39,536. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . . $98,473 53 

Payments by city, town or State 1,165 41 

Voluntary contributions . . 9,537 21 

Interest, dividends and rentals 1,455 43 

Unrestricted legacies . . 713 50 

Miscellaneous . . . 1,580 82 

Total hospital receipts . $112,925 90 

Loan 1,000 00 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 2,207 04 



$116,132 94 



Cr. 
Professional care of patients 
Department expenses 
General house and property ex- 
penses . 
Interest and insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Total hospital expenses 
Cash on hand 



$13,089 96 
28,770 19 

69,520 71 

3,162 58 

520 01 

$115,063 45 
1,069 49 



$116,132 94 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $265,200; amount of mortgage on same, $53,500; value of 
investments, $11,000. 



CHANNING HOME, 198 Pilgrim Rd., Boston. (Incorporated 1858 and 

1861.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Algernon Coolidge, M.D., Secretary; James P. Parmenter, 
Treasurer; Miss Ellen C. Mac Adam, Superintendent. 

The care of sick, destitute women, especially those in advanced 
stages of tuberculosis. 
. Number of paid officers or employees; 10. 

Number aided during year, 110, viz., 52 partly paying, 58 
free; families aided, 3. 



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45 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 



$1,916 45 

1,440 00 

3,000 00 

6,627 71 

125 12 



$13,109 28 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $4,107 52 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 54 54 

Provisions and supplies . . 4,526 97 
Heat, light and power . . 1,027 94 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 967 90 

Accrued interest on bonds bought 104 36 

Insurance . . . . 110 00 

Telephone .... 109 77 

Miscellaneous . . . . 71 48 

Total current expenses . . $11,080 48 

Income invested . . . 2,028 80 

$13,109* 28 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $35,000; value of investments, $143,972.03. 



CHARITABLE BURIAL ASSOCIATION, 31 Parmenter St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Abraham Moss, President; James H. Stone, Secretary; Mark 
Lewis, Treasurer. 

To furnish free burial for the needy. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Employs a collector on commission. 

Number of burials, 26, 11 partly paid for, 15 free. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$581 66 



Cr. 



$532 85 


Salaries and wages 




$106 25 


48 81 


Printing, postage and office su 


pplies 


3 00 




Fixing cemetery . 




55 00 




Undertakers' services . 




282 60 




Hearses . 




89 00 




Collector's fees and expenses 




16 85 




Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 




5 00 




$557 70 




Cash on hand 




23 96 



$581 66 



CHARITABLE IRISH SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1809.) 

Report for year ending March 17, 1917. 

John M. Harney, President; John J. Keenan, P. O. Box 45, 
Back Bay Station, Boston, Secretary; John B. Dore, Treasurer. 

To cultivate a spirit of unity and harmony among all resident 
Irishmen and their descendants; to alleviate suffering and to 
aid such of its members as may be deserving of its charity. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest .... 



(10 



461 



Total current receipts . . $7,139 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



11,709 28 



$18,848 94 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $953 65 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 998 41 

Rent 581 87 

Relief 254 00 

Miscellaneous .... 3,473 85 

Total current expenses . . $6,261 78 

Cash on hand .... 12,587 16 

$18,848 94 



CHARITABLE SURGICAL APPLIANCE SHOP, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Robert W. Emmons, 2d, President and Treasurer; Augustus 
Thorndike, M.D., Secretary; Theodore H. Bartol, Superintendent. 

To supply hospitals, doctors and others with surgical appli- 
ances at cost. 



Number of paid employees, 9. 



Dr. 

Income from investments 
Sale of apparatus, etc. 



$749 86 
14,821 82 



Total current receipts . . $15,571 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,868 



Cr. 

Wages 

Material . 

Tools and machinery 

Donation 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$17,440 56 

Value of investments, $14,678.75. 



$8,177 34 

5,273 60 

161 30 

250 00 

731 41 

$14,593 65 

956 25 

1,890 66 

$17,440 56 



CHARLESTOWN POOR'S FUND, TRUSTEES OF, 233 Main St., Charles- 
town. (Incorporated 1825.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1917. 

B. Frank Hatch, President; Gardner Bates, Secretary and 

Treasurer. 

To provide coal and medicine for the poor. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number of families aided, 156. 



Dr. 
Income from investments . . $2,101 98 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 466 57 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Provisions and supplies 
Treasurer's bond . . . 

Safe deposit box 
Miscellaneous . 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,568 55 

Value of investments, $37,721.77. 



$250 00 

5 25 

. 1,416 14 

37 50 

12 00 

5 00 

. $1,725 89 
842 66 

$2,568 55 



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47 



THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1869.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Francis W. Hunnewell, President; Francis W. Hunnewell, 
2d, Secretary; Samuel H. Wolcott, Treasurer; Sister Caroline, 
Sup erint eh d ent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of children under twelve years 
of age, residents of Boston, and, in special cases, non-residents. 
Training school for nurses. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 133, including 60 pupil 
nurses; total number of beds, 140; total number of hospital 
patients during year, 3,161; number of free patients, 586; total 
number of hospital days during year, 44,739; total number of 
visits in out-patient department during year, 42,231. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments 
Voluntary contributions . 
Interest, dividends and rentals . 
Surgical appliances 
Miscellaneous 


$39,130 88 

42,243 51 

45,103 95 

13,456 26 

1,316 57 


Cr. 

Administration 
Professional care of patients 
Department expenses 
General house and property ex- 
penses .... 
Annuity .... 
Social service 
Miscellaneous 


$59,288 25 
22,465 00 
49,837 43 

19,302 50 
1,000 00 
1,879 56 
3,337 23 


Total hospital receipts 
Deficit .... 


$141,251 17 
15,858 80 




$157,109 97 


$157,109 97 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $842,640.11; value of investments, $872,845.65. 



THE CHILDREN'S MISSION TO CHILDREN, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1864.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Henry M. Williams, President; Rev. Christopher R. Eliot, 
Clerk; Allston Burr, Treasurer; Parker B. Field, General Sec- 
retary. 

To study and correct adverse conditions surrounding children. 
To befriend children of Boston and vicinity in any form of need, 
of either sex and of any race or creed. To advise and guide them 
in their homes. To secure adequate assistance along special 
lines. To place such as must be removed from their homes in 
carefully selected private families, and to constantly supervise 
them. To encourage parents to pay what they are able. To 
educate and interest well-to-do children in benevolence. 

Number of paid officers of employees, 13. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Number of children cared for in foster homes, 349; the 
society reimbursed for expense of these, exclusive of supervision: 
in full, 60; in part, 158; not reimbursed, 131. Monthly average 
number of children under supervision in foster homes, 185. 
Number of placing-out visitors, 5. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 



Cr. 



$11,337 74 


Salaries and wages . 




$15,920 26 


7,440 27 


Printing, postage and office s 


up 




3,135 00 


plies .... 




1,187 58 


22,366 22 


Board .... 




19,111 66 




Clothing .... 




4,876 78 




$44,279 23 


Furnishings and incidental 


re 




1,363 68 


pairs .... 




125 04 




Medical .... 




836 81 




Travel .... 




1,439 44 




League for Preventive Work 




217 50 




Education in benevolence . 




384 47 




Office expense . 




1,543 37 


$45,642 91 


$45,642 91 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$145,400; value of investments, $480,099.33. 



CHURCHHAVEN-NANTUCKET, INC., 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1916.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Et. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Robert H. Gard- 
ner, Jr., Secretary; Clarence H. Poor, Treasurer; Miss Emma R. 
Smith, Superintendent. 

Home for clergy and families. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. Number aided in 
institution during year, 15, all free. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $5,000 00 

Annuities and bequests to income 25,000 00 

Income from investments . . 927 80 



$30,927 80 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Insurance 
Taxes (before incorporation) 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on ha»d ... 



$499 16 

18 07 
23 60 

364 85 

48 50 

152 08 



$1,106 26 
29,821 54 



$30,927 80 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $10,000. 



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THE CHURCH HOME SOCIETY FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN OF THE 
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 296 Boylston St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending October 15, 1917. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Miss Mary 
Curtis, Clerk; Charles E. Mason, Treasurer; Miss Katharine P. 
Hewins. General Secretary. 

Provides care for children of Protestant Episcopal parentage 
in foster homes of the same faith. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13. 

Number of children cared for in foster homes, 164; the 
society reimbursed for expense of these, exclusive of supervision: 
in full, 34; in part, 86; not reimbursed, 44. Ninety-seven 
additional children supervised in own homes after receiving 
foster home care through society. 

Monthly average number of children under supervision in foster 
homes, 105. 

Number of placing-out visitors, 6. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$9,273 04 


Salaries and wages . 


. $12,295 25 


Income from investments . 


13,997 56 


Printing, postage and 


Dffice ex- 


Reimbursement from relatives . 


6,736 70 


penses . 


903 93 


Received for industrial education 


628 71 


Children's expenses . 


. 18,751 36 


Miscellaneous .... 


260 69 


Rent 


933 34 






Telephone 


460 45 






Total current receipts . 


$30,896 70 


Equipment 


37 81 


Deficit 


3,762 98 


Miscellaneous . 


1,729 30 


Cash on hand at beginning of 








year ..... 


451 76 








$35,111 44 


$35,111 44 



Value of real estate owned, $45,200; value of investments, 
$253,413.28. 



CITY MISSIONARY SOCIETY, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1820.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Arthur S. Johnson, President; Rev. D. W. Waldron, Secretary; 
Samuel F. Wilkins, Treasurer. 

The religious and moral instruction of the poor in the city of 
Boston. 

Number of families aided (excluding individuals), 1,534. 



50 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to in- 
come ..... 
Income from investments 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



Cr. 



$37,583 44 


Salaries and wages and grant . 


$17,150 00 




Printing, postage, office supplies 


1,347 77 


54,032 33 


Rent (including heat, light and 




5,307 28 


power) .... 


487 97 


33 42 


Literature distributed, Chinese 






work and Easter . 
Fresh air fund work 


912 05 

12,097 17 


$96,956 47 




Relief of poor 


9,170 84 


5,964 09 


Thanksgiving and Christmas 






charities .... 


8,809 63 




Interest on loans 


232 63 




Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 


824 02 




$51,032 08 




Interest in adjustment 


270 10 




Income invested 


43,293 34 




Loans repaid .... 


6,750 00 




Cash on hand 


1,575 04 


$102,920 56 


$102,920 56 



Value of investments, $152,791.15. 



COLUMBUS DAY NURSERY OF SOUTH BOSTON, 376 Fourth St., South 
Boston. (Incorporated 1910.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

David W. Creed, President; John M. Costello, Secretary; 
Peter W. Walsh, Treasurer. 

Day care of the children of needy working women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 

Number of days' care during year, 12,808, viz., 12,455 paying, 
353 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$1,082 21 
1,869 26 

$2,951 47 
265 32 



$3,216 79 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Provisions and supplies 
Taxes and interest 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$1,038 75 


91 


52 


413 


61 


65 


65 


221 


31 


282 


51 


$2,113 


35 


1,103 


44 


$3,216 


70 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $6,500; amount of mortgage on sanie, $1,000. 



CONFERENCE OF BAPTIST MINISTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS, 525 
Tremont Temple, Boston. (Incorporated 1862.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Rev. W. C. McAllester, President; Rev. Henry E. Hodge, 
Secretary; Rev. Joseph E. Perry, Treasurer. 



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51 



The promotion of the union and usefulness of its members, 
and the relief of aged and disabled Baptist ministers who are 
indigent. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year, 47, all free. 



Dr. 



Cr„ 



Subscriptions and donations 


. $1,250 47 


Salaries and wages . 


$375 00 


Income from investments . 


. 13,679 70 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Miscellaneous . 


151 67 


plies 


181 78 






Rent of office .... 
Interest ..... 


50 00 

52 67 


Total current receipts . 


. $15,081 84 


From investment account . 


1,403 45 


Massachusetts Baptist Chari- 




Cash on hand at beginning of 


table Society- 


136 67 


year .... 


172 67 


Box in vault .... 


40 00 






Treasurer's bond 


50 00 






Appropriations to brethren 


14,508 75 






National Ministers' Benefit 








Board ..... 


345 08 






Annuities .... 


749 72 






Miscellaneous .... 


168 29 




$16,657 96 


$16,657 96 



Value of investments, $285,050. 



CONSUMPTIVES' HOME TRUSTEES OF THE, 560 Blue Hill Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Hon. John L. Bates, President; Mrs. , Marie C. Mallory, 
Secretary; Edward D. Mallory, Treasurer and Superintendent; 
Mrs. Bertha A. Brooks, Matron. 

A Protestant home for the care of needy consumptives in the 
last stages of the disease. No admission fees. Boston patients 
preferred. Open to all without regard to age, sex, color, nation- 
ality or creed. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14. 

Number aided during year, 58, viz., 2 paying, 3 partly paying, 
53 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Ladies' auxiliary 
Sales .... 



$208 00 

3,008 91 

50 00 

687 50 

750 91 

58 00 



Total current receipts . . $4,763 32 

Loans 6,750 00 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,751 07 



$13,264 39 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$5,322 06 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies .... 


59 04 


Provisions and supplies 


4,703 83 


Hay and grain 


109 88 


Heat, light and power 


421 92 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs .... 


616 81 


Loans paid and interest 


961 94 


Laundry and insurance 


368 24 


Ice and water . 


316 33 


Garden, telephone and vault 


158 10 


Miscellaneous . 


128 84 


Total current expenses . 


$13,166 99 


Cash on hand . 


97 40 




$13,264 39 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $133,427.50; value of investments, $21,440.13. 



CO-OPERATIVE WORKROOMS, INC., 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Hon. George A. P. H. Duncan, President; Mrs. Neal Rantoul, 
Secretary; Orrin G. Wood, Treasurer; Miss Hazel Newton, Agent. 
To aid poor women by giving out and teaching sewing. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 8. 
Number aided during year, 307. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $8,349 90 

Income from investments . . 189 06 

Reimbursements . . . 164 65 

From sales .... 9,264 34 

Total current receipts . . $17,967 95 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,158 41 



$19,126 36 



Salaries and wages . 
Heat, light and power 
Materials bought 


. $10,767 55 

381 63 

6,333 90 


Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 


. $17,483 08 
1,643 28 




$19,126 36 



Value of investments, $3,889.45. 

DAHLGREN MEMORIAL HALL ASSOCIATION, 409 Broadway, South 
Boston. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

J. Payson Bradley, President; S. Herbert Apple ton, Secretary; 
Frank Wilkinson, Treasurer. 

To assist indigent soldiers and sailors of the war of the re- 
bellion, and their widows and orphan children. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 70. 



Dr. 

Income from investments 
Rent 



$1,095 41 
180 00 



Total current receipts . . $1,275 41 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 4,352 52 



$5,627 93 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $50 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 31 94 

Provisions and supplies . . 124 90 

Rent . . . . . 300 00 

Heat, light and power . . 20 01 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 16 94 

Relief 200 00 

Total current expenses . . $743 79 

Cash on hand .... 4,884 14 

$5,627 93 



Value of investments, $8,400. 



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53 



DALY INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 111 Train St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 

1899.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell, President; Rev. James J. 
O'Brien, Secretary; Rt. Rev. Mgr. J. P. E. O'Connell, Treasurer; 
Sister Mary Sebastian, Superintendent. 

Industrial school for poor girls. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 

Number aided during year, 94, viz., 62 partly paying, 32 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest .... 
Miscellaneous (work) 



$4,712 50 

5,254 75 

73 20 

3,148 42 



Total current receipts . . $13,188 87 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 3,335 15 



$16,524 02 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 




$1,595 00 


Printing, postage and office 


3up- 




plies .... 




65 91 


Provisions and supplies 




5,852 58 


Heat, light and power 




703 44 


Furnishings and incidental 


re- 




pairs .... 




3,544 05 


Total current expenses . 


$11,760 98 


Cash on hand . 




4,763 04 




$16,524 02 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $76,500; value of investments, $28,300. 



DEACONESS' AID SOCIETY OF NEW ENGLAND, 36 Bromfield St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1909.) 

Report for year ending January 4, 1917. 

Mrs. Mary L. W. Foss, President; Elizabeth H. Wright, 
Secretary; Mrs. Sarah Frances Law, Treasurer. 

To aid in the training of evangelistic workers and render 
assistance to the New England Deaconess Association. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 



Dr. 
Piano 

Income from investments 
Annual dues 
Life members 
Mite boxes 
Coin cards 
Rainbow fair 
Prize for votes 
Articles sold 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$375 00 


33 


97 


239 


05 


10 


00 


305 


94 


64 


00 


96 


65 


25 


00 


34 


28 


$1,183 


89 


1,500 38 


$2,0S4 


27 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $650 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 42 56 

Provisions and supplies . . 49 S5 

Rent 18 00 

Heat, light and power . . 8 00 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 90 90 

Scholarship . . . . 120 00 

Serena C. Webster fund . . 250 00 

Corresponding secretary . . 34 43 

Guests in hospital . . . 185 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 54 60 

Total current expenses . . $1,503 34 

Cash on hand .... 1.1S0 93 

82,684 27 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



DENISON HOUSE, 89-97 Tyler St., Boston. (Incorporated 1913.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Bertha Scripture, President; Mary H. Dana, Secretary; D. 
Blakely Hoar, Treasurer; Geraldine Gordon, Head Worker. 

College and educational work through clubs and classes, and 
neighborhood co-operation for better conditions. 

Number of paid employees, 8. 

Number of families in which settlement is interested, about 
1,200. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Net house receipts . 



$11,409 18 

841 37 

1,529 29 

$13,779 84 



Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 2,789 99 



$16,569 83 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$7,985 52 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


908 77 


Heat, light and power 


1,152 26 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs ..... 


2,482 20 


Water 


65 80 


Telephone .... 


288 68 


Insurance and appraising . 


236 12 


Mortgage . 


642 95 


Miscellaneous . 


2,268 23 


Total current expenses . 


$16,030 53 


Cash on hand .... 


539 30 




$16,569 83 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $27,700; amount of mortgage on same, $22,800; value of 
investments, $14,713.75. 



DEVENS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Universalist Church, Church Court, 
Charlestown. (Incorporated 1856.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Mrs. Mary J. Day, President; Mrs. Elizabeth G. Hooper, 
Secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth H. Brown, Treasurer. 

The promotion of charitable and benevolent objects in Charles- 
town. 

Number aided during year, about 10. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$77 67 
155 00 



$232 67 
1 69 



5234 36 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office supplies 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$2 37 

174 91 

50 00 

$227 28 

7 08 

$234 36 



Value of investments, $4,719.52. 



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55 



DISPENSARY FOR WOMEN, 633 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1910.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1917. 

George W. Kaan, M.D., President; W. Herbert Grant, M.D., 
Secretary; Charles B. Darling, M.D., Treasurer. 

The treatment of poor women suffering from disease, and 
particularly those diseases which are peculiar to their sex. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, about 4,000 viz., approximately 
200 partly paying, 3,800 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $1,804 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 400 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 29 60 

Total current receipts . . $2,233 60 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 421 93 



$2,655 53 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




$802 77 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies .... 




25 25 


Provisions and supplies 




747 81 


Rent .... 




500 04 


Heat, light and power 




63 56 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


40 57 


Laundry .... 




61 41 


Miscellaneous 




36 00 


Total current expenses 


$2,277 41 


Cash on hand 




378 12 




$2,655 53 



DORCHESTER HOUSE, 7 Gordon PL, Dorchester. (Incorporated 1909.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Miss Caroline S. Callender, President; Austin A. Ballou, 
Secretary; Everett H. Sharp, Treasurer; Miss Alice Moore, 
Resident in Charge. 

Industrial, educational and charitable work. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 400. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$2,819 01 
3 68 

$2,822 69 

100 00 

6 41 



$2,929 10 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




$958 80 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies . 




48 95 


Rent .... 




477 50 


Heat, light and power 




229 16 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


124 12 


Classes .... 




941 44 


Miscellaneous . 




84 91 


Total current expenses 


$2,864 8S 


Cash on hand . ... 




64 22 




$2,929 10 



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DORCHESTER RELIEF SOCIETY, 204 Adams St., Dorchester. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Edwin T. Home, President; Mrs. S. F. K. Nash, Secretary; 
Everett H. Sharp, Treasurer; Miss H. Eugenia Bruce, Agent. 

Care of worthy aged poor; aid to persons recommended by the 
Associated Charities; free dispensary for needy persons only; 
support of nurse of Instructive District Nursing Association. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number of families aided, 150. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from trustees of perma- 
nent funds .... 
Received by agent 
Flower day .... 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$1,325 47 


200 


00 


400 00 


983 


27 


610 


58 


6 


29 


S3, 525 61 


5 


91 


$3,531 


52 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 

Rent 

Instructive District Nursing Asso' 
ciation . 

Dispensary 

Aid . 

Office expenses 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$600 00 

80 28 
220 00 

92 20 

139 94 

2,174 41 

153 70 

15 00 

$3,475 53 
55 99 

$3,531 52 



Value of investments, $12,127.97. 



EASTERN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION, 111 Webster St., East Boston. 
(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1917. 

Charles Leander, President; Rev. John Elmen, Secretary; 
Andrew Nelson, Treasurer; Rev. Oscar Lindegren, Superintend- 
ent. 

Missionary work; conducts the Scandinavian Sailors' and 
Immigrants' Home. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 

Number aided during year in institution, 1,226, viz., 982 
paying, 163 partly paying, 81 free; outside institution, 27, all 
free. 



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57 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$8,887 99 


Salaries and wages . 




$2,692 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,569 70 


Printing, postage and office 


3Up- 




Annuities and bequests to in- 




plies .... 




51 56 


come ..... 


100 00 


Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 




6,173 20 
660 67 






Total current receipts 


$12,557 69 


Furnishings and incidental 


re- 




Cash on hand at beginning of 




pairs .... 




279 66 


year ..... 


105 96 


Telephone 

Travel .... 
Interest and water tax 
Paid on mortgage 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 




48 68 

57 17 

416 86 

1,400 00 

75 10 




$11,854 90 






Cash on hand . 




808 75 




$12,663 65 


$12,663 65 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $30,000; amount of mortgage on same, $4,200. 



ELIZABETH PEABODY HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 357 Charles St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Dr. Richard G. Wadsworth, President; Miss Alice A. Burditt, 
Secretary; Edward J. Holmes, Treasurer; Mrs. Eva Whiting 
White, Head Resident. 

Educational and social work in the immediate neighborhood, 
without regard to age, sex, color, nationality or creed. Modified 
milk station. 

Number of paid employees, 18, including 7 part-time workers. 

Number aided during year, 1,500 viz., 650 paying, 500 partly 
paying, 350 free. Number of families aided, 350. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $734 75 

Subscriptions and donations . 13,090 22 

Income from investments . . 226 48 

Fairs and entertainments . . 3,606 00 

Residents' board . . . 5,569 01 

Miscellaneous .... 87 59 

Total current receipts . . $23,314 05 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 3,549 18 



$26,803 23 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $10,092 05 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 308 44 

Provisions and supplies . . 3,997 67 
Heat, light and power . . 2,481 91 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 1,527 69 

Washing and cleaning . . 241 95 

Telephone .... 87 25 

Class supplies .... 680 1 1 

Stenography .... 303 25 

Insurance . . . . 130 67 

Boston Social Union . . 100 00 

Fire escape .... 727 67 

Taxes 666 25 

Interest ..... 2,385 54 

Miscellaneous .... 795 63 

Total current expenses . . $24,526 OS 

Cash on hand .... 2,337 15 

$26,S63 23 



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Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$111,400; amount of mortgage on same, $73,875.80; value of 
investments, $25,863.30. 



ELLEN M. GIFFORD SHELTERING HOME CORPORATION, 20 Appleton 
Rd., Brighton. (Incorporated 1888.) 



Report for year ending April 1, 1917. 
Josephine MacC. Shaw, President; Constance 



B. 



Cushing, 



Treasurer, 



Vice-President; Herbert 
Perkins, Superintendent. 

Care of deserted animals. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of animals cared for, 1,248, all free. 



J. Bessey, 
Albert H. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$3 40 
,711 38 



Total current receipts . . $6,714 78 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 672 76 



$7,387 54 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $1,500 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 3 72 

Provisions and supplies . . 1,395 37 

Rent 205 00 

Heat, light and power . . 227 49 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 238 97 

Miscellaneous . . . . 17 59 

Total current expenses . . $3,588 14 

Income invested . . . 2,363 34 

Cash on hand .... 1,436 06 

$7,387 54 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $21,000; value of investments, $160,011.49. 



ELLIS MEMORIAL AND ELDREDGE HOUSE, INC., 12 Carver St., and 34 
Church St., Boston. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Mrs. T. Russell Sullivan, President; Miss Emily L. Storer, 
Secretary; George U. Crocker, Treasurer; Jane R. McCrady, 
Head Worker. 

To draw together the best forces in the neighborhood; to 
furnish and promote healthy recreation; to 1 study conditions in 
the interests of the neighborhood. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number attending clubs and classes, 350. 



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59 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 


$576 70 


Subscriptions and donations 


9,295 57 


Subscriptions restricted to per- 




manent improvements at 




Sharon .... 


6,615 00 


Miscellaneous .... 


464 81 


Total current receipts 


$16,952 08 


Notes payable .... 


1,100 00 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




year ..... 


213 22 



$18,265 30 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies .... 

Rent .... 

Heat, light and power 

Improvements and repairs at 
Sharon 

House supplies and expenses at 
Carver and Church streets 

Running expenses of Sharon 
Camp and Caddy Camp 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Loan paid 
Cash on hand . 



$3,714 94 

163 53 
210 10 
340 69 

6,869 86 

2,289 35 

3,271 59 
194 06 



$17,054 12 

1,000 00 

211 18 

$18,265 30 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $27,500; amount of mortgage on same, $4,200. 



EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1843.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Charles E. 
Mason, Secretary; George S. Selfridge, Treasurer; Rev. Ernest 
J. Dennen, Superintendent. 

To search out the religious needs of the city of Boston, and to 
conduct the missionary work within its limits. 

Number of paid officers or employees, about 110, including sum- 
mer workers. 



Dr. 




Cr. 




From beneficiaries . 


$253 54 


Salaries and wages . 


. $30,057 79 


Subscriptions and donations 


43,143 81 


Relief, Christmas, etc. 


1,172 38 


Annuities and bequests to in- 




Printing, postage and office sup 




come . 


34,502 04 


plies .... 


2,303 94 


Income from investments 


5,036 40 


Interest 


1,608 97 


Insurance, fire losses 


789 18 


Provisions and supplies . 


11,360 68 


For insurance policy, unexpirec 




Repairs 


659 13 


term .... 


20 75 


Rent .... 


400 00 


From three-penny lunch . 


10,769 08 


Taxes .... 
Heat, light and power 


458 26 






3,018 59 


Total current receipts . 


$94,514 80 


Fire prevention and escapes 


1,910 28 


For diocesan missions 


8,607 45 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




For diocesan mission fund 


4,479 16 


pairs .... 


2,169 99 


Debit balance, special funds 


11,700 27 


Water rates . 


234 00 






Insurance 


888 84 






Telephone 


323 79 






Automobile expense, St. Ansga- 








rius Church 


385 95 






Fire loss, Grace Church . 


4 SO 






For sailors' entertainment 


829 19 






Playrooms, excursions anc 








camps 


827 43 






Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 


841 45 




$59,455 46 






Debit balances April 1, 1916 


11,905 29 






Income carried to capital 


34,562 S7 






To treasurer, Diocesan Board o 








Missions 


8,607 45 






For diocesan mission fund 


4,711 64 






Cash on hand 


58 97 




$119,301 68 


$119,301 68 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $236,214.25 ($6,800 unoccupied); amount of mortgage on 
same, $22,650; value of investments, $136,633.21. 



EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND, 519 Tremont Temple, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Allan C. Emery, President; Harry C. Sanborn, Recording 
Secretary; S. M. Sayford, Treasurer; Arthur W. Robinson, 
General Secretary. 

To assist in evangelistic work throughout New England; to 
maintain a bureau for supplying ministers for vacant pulpits; 
to minister to the comfort of patients in the hospitals of Boston 
and vicinity. Little material aid is given, but other assistance 
is rendered to many hospital patients. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests to income . 
Income from bank deposits 
Hymn books and literature 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning o 
year .... 



$10,618 


44 


5,038 


15 


175 


23 


903 46 


78 


17 


$16,813 


45 


4,087 


65 


820,901 


10 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 

Rent 

Light 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs ..... 

Hospital visitation . 

Evangelistic work in small towns 

Hymn books and literature 

Miscellaneous .... 



Total current expense 
Cash on hand . 



84,836 04 

688 16 

600 00 

16 00 

166 20 

2,833 96 

3,768 37 

773 23 

208 48 

. $13,890 44 
7,010 66 

$20,901 10 



Value of investments, $500. 



FAITH AND HOPE ASSOCIATION, 184 Summer St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1896.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Mrs. M. Clara Kirby, President; Harold V. Archambault, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Taking music and helpful literature to hospitals, old ladies' 
homes, etc.; taking Christmas gifts and necessary comforts to 
sick and needy women and children. Summer camp for tired 
women and girls. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 303, viz., 60 paying, 233 partly 
paying, 10 free; families aided, 12. 



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61 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $837 95 

Subscriptions and donations . 2,773 48 

Mortgage payable . . . 600 00 

Total current receipts . . $4,211 43 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 33 81 



$4,245 24 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $308 23 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 288 74 

Provisions and supplies . . 1,463 67 

Rent 128 55 

Heat, light and power . . 115 00 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 465 77 

Interest and insurance . . 60 50 

Property additions . . . 285 23 

Camp property .... 775 00 

Miscellaneous .... 306 73 

Total current expenses . . $4,197 42 

Cash on hand . . . . 47 82 

$4,245 24 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $1,600; mortgage on same, 



THE FARM AND TRADES SCHOOL, Thompson's Island, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1835.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1917. 

Alfred Bowditch, President; Tucker Daland, Secretary; 
Arthur Adams, Treasurer; Charles H. Bradley, Superintendent. 

The training and education of worthy boys of fair physical 
and mental condition, between the ages of ten and sixteen years, 
for higher schools and useful occupations. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22. 

Number aided during year, 120, viz., 99 partly paying, 21 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries . 


. $5,602 74 


Salaries and wages . 


$13,550 90 


Subscriptions and donations 


6,054 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Income from investments . 


. 21,347 54 


plies .... 


1,163 24 


Miscellaneous . 


737 07 


Provisions and supplies 


6,150 24 






Clothing .... 


1,955 47 






Total current receipts 


. $33,741 35 


Heat, light and power 


3,974 71 


Loans to income 


. 10,879 39 


Furnishings and incidental re- 








pairs .... 


9,743 95 






Medical supplies 


318 41 






Library .... 


121 70 






Farm .... 


3,575 95 






Educational and industrial 


1,547 12 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


1,819 05 




$43,920 74 






Loans to graduates . 


700 00 




$44,620 74 


$44,620 74 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $43,075; value of investments, $498,292.89. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE FAULKNER HOSPITAL CORPORATION, Centre St., Jamaica Plain. 

(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Nelson Curtis, President; Miss Emily G. Denny, Secretary; 
Ingersoll Bowditch, Treasurer; Miss Edith I. Cox, Superintendent. 

General hospital. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 50, including 26 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 36. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 614; number of 
free patients, 128. 

Total number of hospital days during year, 10,672; number of 
free days, 2,494. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . . . $23,882 98 

Interest, dividends and rentals . 22,909 50 

Total receipts . . . $46,792 48 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 382 16 



$47,174 64 



Cr. 
Administration 
Professional care of patients 
Department expenses 
General house and property ex 

penses .... 
Corporation expenses 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital expenses . 
Real estate expenses 

Total expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$4,956 10 

4,842 46 

26,321 16 

3,127 56 

200 00 

1,001 01 

$40,448 29 
1,009 50 

$41,457 79 
3,032 17 

2,684 68 

$47,174 64 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$199,347.13; value of investments, $379,202.93. 



FEDERATED JEWISH CHARITIES OF BOSTON, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1908.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Hon. Abraham C. Ratshesky, President; Abraham E. Pinanski, 
Secretary; Simon E. Hecht, Treasurer; Mrs. Martha M. Silver- 
man, Superintendent. 

To maintain a central office for the eight affiliated societies, 
viz., United Hebrew Benevolent Association, Home for Jewish 
Children, Hebrew Women's Sewing Society, Hebrew Industrial 
School, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Mount Sinai Hospital, 
Charitable Burial Association, Boston Branch Baron de Hirsch 
Fund, and to solicit funds for support of same. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17. 



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63 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $69,840 50 

Income from investments . . 1,865 06 

Total current receipts . . $71,705 56 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 5,600 59 



$77,306 15 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Eight constituent societies 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$11,304 06 



2,679 82 
56,844 92 



$70,828 80 
6,477 35 



$77,306 15 



Value of investments, $21,980.49. 



FLORENCE CRITTENTON LEAGUE OF COMPASSION, INCORPORATED, 
executive office, 505-506 Tremont Temple, Boston; Maternity Home, 
701-703 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. A. Z. Conrad, D.D., President; Mrs. Alfred B. Louns- 
bery, Secretary; Edward E. Stevens, Treasurer; Mrs. Charles 
M. Ellinwocd, Superintendent; Clarence R. Preston, General 
Secretary. 

For the purpose of reclaiming fallen girls and women, and 
providing hospital care and a home for them and their infants. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15. 

Number aided during year in institution, 105, viz., 12 paying, 
31 partly paying, 62 free; also 81 babies; outside institution, 
350, all free. 

Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $1,370 54 

Subscriptions and donations . 15,315 82 

Annuities and bequests to income 24,732 53 

Income from investments . . 1,291 35 

From bazaar and concerts . 4,113 89 

Miscellaneous .... 228 76 

Total current receipts . . $47,052 89 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 2,044 15 



$49,097 04 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$10,152 61 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies .... 


481 95 


Provisions and supplies 


4,530 65 


Rent .... 


498 23 


Heat, light and power 


1,321 90 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs .... 


979 75 


Medicines 


316 09 


Telephones 


252 18 


Advertising and soliciting . 


556 86 


Conference expenses 


102 21 


Miscellaneous . 


797 07 


Total current expenses . 


$19,989 50 


Income invested 


27,466 38 


Cash on hand . 


1,641 16 




$49,097 04 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $18,000; value of investments, $51,482.32. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



FORSYTH DENTAL INFIRMARY FOR CHILDREN, Fenway and Hemen- 
way St., Boston. (Incorporated 1910.) 

Report for year ending April 1, 1917. 

Thomas A. Forsyth, President; Chester B. Humphrey, 
Secretary and Treasurer; Dr. Harold deW. Cross, Director. 

Infirmary for the reception and oral treatment (dental, medical 
and surgical) of children under the age of sixteen years, and of 
such others as the corporation may from time to time determine 
upon. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 88. 

Number aided during year, 29,186, viz., 28,914 paying, 272 
free. 



Dr. 
Fees .... 
Income from investments 
Old Colony Trust Company- 
trustee 
Tuition (Orthodontia) 
Hygienists school . 
Refunds 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts . 
From principal 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . 



$7,297 47 

1,457 50 

75,412 14 

2,141 50 

680 00 

858 52 

1,021 78 



$88,868 91 
15,196 47 



9,747 32 



$113,812 70 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies . 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Insurance 

Architects' commission 

Interest 

Trips .... 

Lectures and expenses 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Transferred to principal . 



$57,052 65 

3,774 30 
19,373 40 
3,331 87 

3,748 87 

489 99 

9,797 15 

293 99 

475 95 

236 91 

2,597 23 

$101,172 31 
12,640 39 

$113,812 70 



Value of real estate in trust and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $850,000; value of investments, $2,115,008.22. 

THE FRAGMENT SOCIETY, BOSTON. (Incorporated 1816.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. F. A. Turner, President; Mrs. R. J. Monks, Secretary; 
Miss Annie A. Hough, 29 Cedar St., Roxbury, Treasurer. 
To supply clothing to needy women and children. 
Number aided during year, 1,714, all free. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $2,182 00 

Income from investments . . 1,223 79 

Total current receipts . . $3,405 79 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 2,968 37 



$6,374 16 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Boots and dry goods . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$16 96 
2,699 76 



$2,716 72 
3,657 44 



$6,374 16 



Value of investments, $23,656.90. 



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65 



FRANCES E. WILLARD SETTLEMENT, 38-46 Chambers St., Boston, and 
Old Billerica Rd., Bedford. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Caroline M. Caswell, President and General Manager; Nellie 
F. Hill, Secretary; Mrs. Elmer A. Stevens, Treasurer. 

Home for young working women or women earning low 
salaries, those training for self-support who need temporary aid, 
or strangers who need assistance. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 30. 

Number aided during year in institution, 915, viz., 859 paying, 
50 partly paying, 6 free; outside institution, 1,712, viz., 1,212 
partly paying, 500 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Sales and entertainments . 
Farm .... 
Industrial 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . . . . . 



$10,918 88 


11,354 


63 


20,865 


71 


1,855 


94 


1,272 


88 


1,991 


21 


2,030 


51 


$50,289 


76 


8,300 


00 


385 


35 


$58,975 


11 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $12,832 95 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 1,529 25 
Provisions, supplies and laundry 7,584 68 
Principal, interest and insurance 4,013 72 
Heat, light and power . . 2,319 62 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 2,167 94 

Improvements and real estate . 9,373 72 

Farm and auto . . . 4,432 06 

Clubs 1,459 24 

Industrial .... 1,790 15 

Miscellaneous . . . . 98 10 

Total current expenses . . $47,601 43 

Loans paid .... 10,800 00 

Cash on hand .... 573 68 

$58,975 11 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $120,833; amount of mortgage on same, $55,000; value 
of investments, $27,789.62. 



THE FRANKLIN SQUARE HOUSE, 11 East Newton St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1917. 

Rev. George L. Perin, President; J. Porter Russell, Secretary; 
Fred M. Lamson, Treasurer; Miss Castine C. Swanson, Super- 
intendent. 

To provide a home for working girls at moderate cost. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 177. 

Number aided during year, 6,142, viz., 5,722 paying, 336 partly 
paying, 84 free. 



66 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Organ receipts 

Total current receipts . 

Cash on hand at beginning 

year .... 



of 



$189,265 95 

280 00 

1,559 82 

266 02 

$191,371 79 

23,814 61 



$215,186 40 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 


$62,261 98 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies .... 


2,530 22 


Provisions and supplies . 


78,955 06 


General repairs 


10,828 07 


Heat, light and power 


16,723 74 


Furnishings . 


5,462 30 


Laundry expense 


1,599 13 


Hospital expense 


861 63 


Advertising 


475 39 


Legal and auditing . 


540 00 


Insurance 


1,107 27 


Interest 


11,250 00 


Uncollectible accounts 


1,230 08 


Canvas expense 


3,017 99 


Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 


2,299 19 


$199,142 05 


Cash on hand 


16,044 35 


$215,186 40 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $510,022.80; amount of mortgage on same, $225,000; 
value of investments, $33,533.98. 



FRAUEN VEREIN, 17 Everett Ave., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Henrietta Benjamin, President; Mrs. Jeanett Robinson 3 
Secretary; Mrs. Julia Stone, Treasurer; Mrs. S. Lewis, Super- 
intendent. 

Maintaining a convalescent home for women. 

Number of paid employees, 3. 

Number aided during year, 122. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Dues .... 

Bali and entertainment 
Interest .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$244 15 
561 92 
512 00 

1,344 99 

45 48 

$2,708 54 
3,737 48 



$6,446 02 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . $648 50 
Printing, postage and office "sup- 
plies 174 02 

Provisions and supplies . . 1,530 26 

Rent 27 00 

Heat, light and power . . 372 50 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 250 00 

Water tax . . . . 25 00 

Interest 220 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 431 97 

Total current expenses . . $3,679 25 

Income invested . . . 2,760 61 

Cash on hand . . . . 6 16 

$6,446 02 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $6,500; amount of mortgage on same, $4,400. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



67 



THE FREDERICK E. WEBER CHARITIES CORPORATION, 53 State St., 
Room 1046, Boston. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending July 18, 1917. 

Arthur L. Howard, President; Howard P. Wise, Clerk; George 
M. Amerige, Treasurer. 

Aids educational or charitable institutions, and relieves in- 
dividual need regardless of nationality or color. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 84 individuals, 15 families, 13 



corporations. 

Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Income from investments . 
Refunds .... 
Miscellaneous . 


$262 05 

. 20,591 19 

503 50 

10 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 

Rent 

Educational purposes and relief 
of individual need 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses . 
Income temporarily invested 
Cash on hand .... 


$2,200 00 

16 00 
300 00 


Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning c 


. $21,356 84 
f 

817 52 


9,997 64 
40 86 




$12,554 50 
1,716 94 
7,902 92 




$22,174 36 


$22,174 36 



Value of investments, $388,409.48. 



FRENCH BENEVOLENT AND RELIEF ASSOCIATION, 372 Boylston St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1915.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Andre Gay, President; Victor G. Darmand, Secretary; Louis 
Poupee, Treasurer. 

To help needy French people. 



Dr. 



Donations 
Interest 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$5 00 
11 85 


Cr. 
Donated to Joffre fund 
Amount due A. Dreyfus 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $50 00 

... . 12 00 

2 00 


$16 85 
584 75 


. $64 00 
. 537 60 


$601 60 


$601 60 



FRENCH WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 28 Appleton St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending February 1, 1917. 
Mrs. David R. Craig, President; Miss Fanny Heard, Sec- 
retary; Marcel L. Orleans, Treasurer; Miss Mathilde Cor- 
pataux, Matron. 



68 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Home for French-speaking girls; secures employment. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year in institution, 112, viz., 109 pay- 
ing, 1 partly paying, 2 free; outside institution, 3. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $1,473 26 

Subscriptions and donations . 352 50 

Sale Ill 63 

Total current receipts . . $1,937 39 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 136 07 



$2,073 46 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Fire escape erected 
Interest 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$527 05 



29 


73 


827 


63 


143 


32 


64 


37 


205 


00 


237 


50 


$2,034 60 


38 


SO 


$2,073 46 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $7,250; amount of mortgage on same, $4,750. 



GERMAN AID SOCIETY OP BOSTON, Room 13, Charity Building, 43 
Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 1848.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Charles W. Holtzer, Preside?it; Oscar A. Schmidt, Secretary; 
"William J. E. Sander, Treasurer; Max Kantrowitz, Agent. 

Aids German immigrants to find employment, provides 
temporary support, and aids poor German residents in Boston 
without regard to creed, giving food, fuel, rent, clothing and 
medical aid. * 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number dealt with during year, 388 individuals and 321 
families. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$738 00 

1,939 09 

$2,677 09 

246 19 



$2,923 28 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$479 09 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies .... 


12 50 


Provisions and supplies 


1,363 85 


Heat, light and power 


23 39 


Telephone 


41 22 


Treasurer's bond and safe rent 


45 00 


Legal expense . 


100 00 


Cash and miscellaneous aid 


155 00 


Miscellaneous 


36 55 


Total current expenses 


$2,256 60 


Income invested 


375 00 


Cash on hand to capital 


291 68 




$2,923 28 



Value of investments, $38,333.37. 



Part- II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



GERMAN LADIES' AID SOCIETY OP BOSTON (ALTENHEIM) , 2222 
Centre St., West Roxbury. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Lizzie Munz, President; Robert Rausch, Secretary; Mrs. 
Louise Rausch, Treasurer; Mrs. Amalia Wagner, Superintendent. 

Assists needy German widows and orphans, and maintains a 
home for aged German men and women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 19. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $6,500 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 1,389 32 

Income from investments . . 2,654 50 

Miscellaneous .... 1,318 84 

Total current receipts . . $11,862 66 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 14,800 59 



$26,663 25 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $1,027 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 283 32 

Provisions, supplies, heat, light 

and power .... 2,268 10 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs ..... 154 55 
Insurance . . . . 33 75 
Real estate expenses . . 204 81 
Improvement real estate . . 574 12 
Repairs real estate . . . 20 90 



Total current expenses 
Mortgage 
Cash on hand . 



$4,566 55 

1,000 00 

21,096 70 

$26,663 25 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$43,174.13; value of investments, $26,393. 



GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY HOME, Milford, New Hampshire. (Incor- 
porated 1887.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Mrs. William Lawrence, President; Miss Margaret A. Rand, 
Secretary; Harold Peabody, 302 Berkeley St., Boston, Treasurer; 
Miss Rebecca Tuckerman, Matron. 

Vacation home for the members of the Girls' Friendly Society. 

Number of paid employees, 6. 

Number aided during year, 356, all paying. 



70 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $2,827 96 

Income from investments . . 556 94 

Board from members . . . 2,080 79 

Miscellaneous . . . . 35 39 

Total current receipts . . $5,501 08 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 279 63 



$5,780 71 



Cr. 
Wages . 
Printing, postage, office supplies 

and telephone 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Driver, station work and labor 
Payment of loan 
Insurance and taxes . 
Opening and closing houses 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$404 00 

106 46 
2,057 76 
85 75 
620 26 
866 66 
700 00 
238 00 
110 12 
206 83 



$5,395 84 
384 87 

$5,780 71 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,000; value of investments, $9,942.35. 



GOOD WILL INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA, INC., 89 Shawmut Ave., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1910.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. E. F. Sanderson, President; Rev. Floyd S. Leach, Secre- 
tary; David Dunbar, Treasurer; Rev. Edgar J. Helms, Superin- 
tendent. 

To superintend and encourage the establishment in various 
cities of branch industrial relief associations for the religious, 
educational and industrial welfare of the poor. 



Dr. 

From Morgan Memorial co-oper- 
ative industries and stores . $668 24 

From Goodwill Industries of 

Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . 542 49 

Interest 13 54 

Total current receipts . . $1,224 27 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 20 22 



$1,244 49 



Or. 
Surety bond premium 
Expense of training workers 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$12 50 

245 00 

18 80 

$276 30 
968 19 



$1,244 49 



THE GUILD OF ST. ELIZABETH, 59 East Springfield St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Gerald Blake, President; Mrs. Thomas M. Devlin, Secre- 
tary; Miss Alice F. Murray, Treasurer; Mrs. Rose Simmons, 
Matron. 

Benevolent work among children of the poor of all nationalities 
and creeds, including day nursery. 

Number Of paid employees, 5. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



71 



Number aided during year, 360, viz., 96 paying, 175 partly 
paying, 89 free; number of families aided, 173. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 

Members' fees 

Day nursery 

Entertainment 

Outing 

Interest 



$370 00 

843 00 

715 83 

1,395 02 

5 00 

29 20 



Total current receipts . . $3,358 05 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 395 13 



$3,753 18 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 
Provisions and supplies 
Interest on mortgage . 
Heat, light and water 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Entertainments 
Summer outing . 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$1,599 00 


47 


10 


642 


22 


350 


00 


177 


01 


67 


10 


169 


90 


5 


(»(» 


33 


71 


2 


L0 



$3,093 20 
659 98 

$3,753 18 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$8,000; amount of mortgage on same, $7,000. 



HALE HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 



6 Garland St., Boston. 
1897.) 



(Incorporated 



Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Thomas P. Beal, Jr., President; John H. Oakes, Clerk; Edward 
C. Fitz, Treasurer; Ernest C. Amy, Head Resident. 

To foster a spirit of individual independence and neighborhood 
co-operation and to promote good citizenship. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 26. 



Dr. 



Subscriptions and donations 




$17,740 15 


Income from investments . 




717 


60 


Income from sale of rights 




9 


45 


Miscellaneous receipts on 


ac- 






count of girls' camp 




1 


00 


Total current receipts . 


$18,468 


20 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 






year .... 




1,723 


25 



$20,191 45 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Rent .... 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs . 

Telephone, insurance and interest 

Summer camps 

Special classes and boys 

Kindergarten . 

Miscellaneous expenses on ac 
count of girls' camp 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



. $5,133 


79 


403 


72 


435 


12 


660 00 


485 


68 


349 


68 


t 554 


M) 


6,552 


15 


1,108 


56 


411 


58 


1 


00 


216 


83 


. $16,312 


51 


3,878 


94 


$20,191 


[o 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,246.77; amount of mortgage on same, $5,300; value of invest- 
ments, $12,962.06. 



72 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



HARRIET TUBMAN HOUSE, 25 Holyoke St. , Boston. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Julia O. Henson, President; Harriet L. Jones, Secretary; 
Ella A. Gleason, Treasurer; Mrs. Cornelia R. Robinson, Matron. 

Home for young colored working women, with home comforts 
at the lowest possible cost; an employment bureau maintained. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 99, viz., 97 paying, 2 partly paying. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $1,029 25 

Subscriptions and donations . 31 00 

Total current receipts . . $1,060 25 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 14 29 



$1,074 54 



Cr. 






Salaries and wages 




$327 75 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies .... 




16 41 


Provisions and supplies 




47 80 


Heat, light and power 




192 14 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


194 44 


Building fund . 




170 00 


Harvest supper . 




13 82 


Telephone and water rates . 




35 38 


Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 




23 98 


$1,021 72 


Cash on hand . 




52 8fi 


$1,074 54 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; amount of mortgage on same, $3,000. 



HEBREW CHESED SHEL EMAS OF THE SOUTH END OF BOSTON, 8 
Lovering St., Boston. (Incorporated 1915.) 

Report for year ending October, 1917. 

Julius Fagren, President; Samuel Cohen, Secretary; Benjamin 
Cohen, Treasurer. 

Burial, according to the rites and customs of the Jewish re- 
ligion, of deceased persons who have left no means. 

Number aided during year, 4, viz., 1 partly paying, 3 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $26 35 

Subscriptions, and donations . . 109 69 

Total current receipts . . $136 04 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 76 70 



$212 74 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office supplies 
For burials .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$8 97 
68 00 



$76 97 
135 77 



$212 74 



Part II.] 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



73 



THE HEBREW FREE LOAN SOCIETY, 532 Warren St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1913.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Nathan Pinanski, President; Louis Pokroisky, Secretary; Selig 
Lipsky, Treasurer. 

To loan money free of interest or charge. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 
Employs a collector on commission. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Repaid loans . 
Collected from life members 
Dues from members 
Dues from contributors 
Interest .... 


$125 73 

. 73,175 88 

7,336 00 

1,740 45 

302 75 

22 48 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office 

plies .... 
Rent .... 
Furnishings and incidental 

pairs .... 
Electricity 
Telephone 

Loans .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 


sup- 
re- 


$1,398 54 

559 10 
405 00 

42 70 

13 30 

85 67 

80,980 25 

100 42 


Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning c 
year .... 


. $82,703 29 
f 

2,145 99 




$83,584 98 
1,264 30 




$84,849 28 


$84,849 28 



THE HEBREW IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY, 31 Parmenter St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Isaac Heller, President; J. H. Stone, Secretary; Harris Poorvu, 
Treasurer. 

To aid Hebrew immigrants, particularly detained immigrants. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year, 375, viz., 300 helped with fares, 
tracing baggage, etc., 75 fed and boarded during year. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$6,338 47 


Salaries and wages 


. $4,267 96 


473 05 


Printing and postage . 


277 10 




Rent .... 


475 00 




Furniture and signs . 


23 65 




Furnishings and incidental rep 


lirs 104 24 




Telegrams and telephone 


138 6S 




Meetings .... 


150 00 




Moving and cleaning . 


36 80 




Transportation . 


124 30 




To New York society 


328 79 




Food and lodging 


254 83 




Office supplies . 

Total current expenses 


3S 80 




. $6,220 15 




Cash on hand . 


591 37 


$6,811 52 


$6,811 52 



74 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17 



HEBREW INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 154 Charles St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Louis Hecht, Jr., President; Miss Golde Bamber, Secretary and 
Superintendent; Albert Van Raalte, Treasurer. 

Trade and industrial training of the daughters of immigrants. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 



Dr. 

Federation 

Baron de Hirsch fund 

Rent 

Interest 

Subscriptions 

Sales of work 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$4,000 


00 


500 


00 


450 00 


650 


28 


98 


00 


11 


75 

03 


$5,710 


796 


62 


$6,506 65 



Cr. 



Salaries .... 
Expenses .... 
Rent .... 


. $3,157 75 

. 1,827 36 

900 00 


Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $5,885 11 
621 54 




$6,506 65 



Value of investments, $18,000. 



HEBREW LADIES' MOSHEV ZEKAINIM ASSOCIATION, 21 Queen St., 
Dorchester. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for four months ending December 31, 1916. 

Max Lebowich, President; Harris Koritz, Secretary and Super- 
intendent; Fannie R. Titlebaum, Treasurer. 

Home for Jewish men and women not less than sixty years of 
age, living in Boston or vicinity. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 11. 

Number aided during the four months, 84. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $2,341 60 

Subscriptions and donations . 4,601 69 

Annuities and bequests to income 50 00 

Entertainments . . . 100 00 



Total current receipts . . $7,093 29 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 15 44 



$7,108 73 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Collection 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$1,523 80 

88 40 
2,821 66 
657 01 
432 73 
576 42 
145 47 
727 80 



$6,973 29 
135 44 



$7,108 73 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$55,000. 



Part II.] 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



75 



HEBREW WOMEN'S SEWING SOCIETY, 154 Charles St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1917. 

Mrs. J. M. Herman, President; Mrs. I. K. E. Prager, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. L. Baer, Treasurer. 

To clothe and befriend the Jewish poor and give recreation to 
poor children and mothers of the Jewish faith. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 738, viz., 486 children and 252 
adults. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Federated Jewish Charities 
Dues .... 

Miscellaneous . ... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$478 38 


371 


48 


6,350 00 


204 


00 


14 


05 


$7,417 91 


201 


67 


$7,619 


58 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $979 35 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 29 40 

Provisions and supplies . . 5,428 19 

Rent 450 00 

Social and educational committee 325 00 

Insurance ..... 10 20 

Miscellaneous .... 102 50 

Total current expenses . . $7,324 64 

Cash on hand . . . . 294 94 

$7,619 58 



Value of investments, $11,050. 



THE HOLY CHILD DAY NURSERY, 100 High St., Charlestown. (Incor- 
porated 1912.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Alice A. Cook, President; Ethel M. Cook, Secretary; Elizabeth 
R. Teaffe, Treasurer; Mrs. Helen L. Finnegan, Matron. 

Day care of children of six years and under, whose mothers are 
obliged to work. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of days' care, 4,229; families aided, 60. 

Dr. 



From beneficiaries . . , 

Subscriptions and donations 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$718 30 
578 95 

$1,297 25 
8 81 



$1,306 06 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Mortgage . 

Insurance and taxes . 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$624 00 
312 20 
121 95 
26 45 
85 00 
15 60 
24 00 

$1,209 20 
96 S6 

$1,306 06 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,500; amount of mortgage on same, $1,700. 



76 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND SOCIETY (ST. FRANCIS 
ORPHANAGE AND HOME FOR AGED), Fulda St., Roxbury. (Incor- 
porated 1879.) 

Report for year ending December 30\ 1916. 

Rev. Joseph Faber, S.J., President and Treasurer; Matthias 
Brock, Secretary; Sister Mary Salome, O.S.F., Matron. 

Home for children (boys from three to twelve years, inclusive; 
girls, three to sixteen years, inclusive); also aged women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 

Number aided during year, 35, viz., 19 paying, 11 partly pay- 
ing, 5 free. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Board ..... 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$1,039 40 

3,218 00 

243 15 

$4,500 55 
343 38 



$4,843 93 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Clothes and shoes 
Medicine .... 
Water .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$580 50 

40 70 

2,629 61 

328 13 

364 35 

309 23 

65 30 

50 00 

89 25 

$4,457 07 
386 86 

$4,843 93 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$16,800; mortgage on same, $6,000. 



HOME FOR AGED COLORED WOMEN, 22 Hancock St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1864.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Joseph P. Loud, President; Helen G. Powers, Secretary; Robert 
Homans, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary E. Armstead, Matron. 

Support of indigent aged colored women in the Home, and 
partial support of other such women outside the Home. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 

Number aided during year in institution, 20; outside institu- 
tion, 51, all free. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



77 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $416 00 

Annuities and bequests to income 2,000 00 

Income from investments . . 7,519 86 

Miscellaneous .... 3 39 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$9,939 25 
1,060 83 



$11,000 08 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs ..... 

Outside aid .... 

Insurance .... 

Telephone and water rates 

Accrued interest on investments 

Funerals and care of cemetery lot 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand .... 




$11,000 08 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $166,547.50. 



HOME FOR AGED COUPLES, 409-417 Walnut Ave., and 2055 Columbus 
Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Dr. Elizabeth Abbott Carleton, President; Miss Gladys L. 
Damon, Secretary; Arthur H. Damon, Treasurer; H. C. Wingate 
and Agnes Small, Matrons. 

Protestant home for American couples who have seen better 
days and are upwards of sixty-five years of age. Admission fee, 
$400 and conveyance of property to the Home. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23. 

Number aided during year, 77. 



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From beneficiaries . 


$2,800 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,905 00 


Annuities to income 


1,084 04 


Income from investments 


42,173 82 


Erastus B. Badger, Esq., gift 




(cemetery monuments) 


2,300 00 


Miscellaneous 


966 26 


Total current receipts . 


$51,229 12 


Liquidating dividends 


96 70 


In exchange of bonds 


25 35 


Legacies and insurance proceeds 


59,326 16 


Payment mortgage 


400 00 


Sale of securities 


128,058 93 


Cash on hand at beginning oi 




year .... 


19,955 53 




$259,091 79 



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Salaries and wages . 


$9,152 83 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


256 79 


Provisions, supplies, clothing, 




etc. ..... 


11,326 34 


Safety vaults .... 


115 00 


Heat, light, power and telephone 


2,930 80 


Renewals and incidental repairs 


857 68 


Repairs on Home estate . 


1,244 90 


Insurance and Treasurer's bond 


177 79 


Hospital, medical and funerals 


1,973 64 


Cemetery expenses and memo- 




rial ..... 


575 00 


Cemetery monuments 


2,300 00 



Total current expenses 
Securities purchased, etc. 
Cash on baud 



$30,910 77 
1S8.627 13 
39,553 S9 

$259,091 79 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$203,100; value of investments, $996,257.27. 



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[P. D. 17. 



HOME FOR AGED MEN, 133 West Springfield St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1860.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Charles E. Rogerson, President; Charles A. Coolidge, Secretary; 
Charles H. Baldwin, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary A. Stevens, Superin- 
tendent. 

Home or outside aid for respectable worthy men, at least fifty- 
five years of age, who have resided in Boston during the ten 
years preceding their application for relief. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 23. 

Number aided during year, in institution, 53; outside institu- 
tion, 110. 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments 
Legacies . 

Edward Austin fund 
Investments matured 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$1,650 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 

38,168 72 
3,900 00 
1,200 00 

24,606 42 
1,250 52 

$75,775 66 

267 38 



$76,043 04 



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Wages . 

Printing, postage and advertising 

Provisions and supplies 

Insurance 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

To outside beneficiaries 

Repairs on outside real estate % 

Medical attendance, medicine 
etc. .... 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Investments 
Cash on hand . 



$10,389 21 
687 35 

7,794 68 
922 04 

2,592 03 

1,095 11 

18,436 00 

1,221 96 

1,413 85 
918 65 

$45,470 88 
17,683 76 
12,888 40 

$76,043 04 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $871,908.27. 



HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 108 Revere St., Boston. (Incorporated 1849.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Winthrop H. Wade, President; Frederic A. Turner, Jr., Secre- 
tary; Frank A. Kaan, Treasurer; Dora E. Roberts, Matron. 

Home for women of American parentage who have resided in 
Boston for ten years preceding application for admission, and 
who are at least sixty-five years of age. Admission fee, $150. 
Assistance given to those outside of the Home and to aged 
nurses, being beneficiaries of the Doane and Edward Austin 
funds. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 40. 

Number aided during year in institution, 88; outside institu- 
tion, 125, all free. 



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Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities to income . 
Income from investments . 
Sale of old material . 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$1,650 00 
1,843 94 
5,100 00 

46,009 02 
80 34 


$54,683 30 
4,311 74 


$58,995 04 



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Salaries and wages . 


$14,737 87 


Provisions and supplies 


12,813 14 


Heat, light and power 


4,258 04 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs ..... 


334 10 


To outside beneficiaries and ex- 




penses ..... 


7,017 37 


To beneficiaries of Edward 




Austin fund .... 


1,112 50 


To beneficiaries of Doane fund . 


5,600 00 


All other expenses 


7,253 85 


Total current expenses . 


$53,126 87 


Income invested 


3,216 00 


Cash on hand .... 


2,652 17 




$58,995 04 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$200,612.29; value of investments, $932,632.34. 



HOME FOR DESTITUTE CATHOLIC CHILDREN OF BOSTON, 788 Harri- 
son Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1864.) 

Report for year ending January 11, 1917. 

James W. Dunphy, President; William J. Porter, Secretary; 
John A. Bruen, Treasurer; Daniel J. Pyne, Superintendent. 1 

Temporary care of destitute Catholic children (boys and girls). 
Number of paid employees, 9. 



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Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests . 

Income from investments . 

Ladies' Aid Society . 

Rents ..... 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$8,484 18 
12,947 29 

5,835 88 
12,283 02 

1,268 78 

$40,819 15 
2,565 04 



$43,384 19 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $6,035 00 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 543 17 

Provisions and supplies . . 12,280 36 

Heat, light and power . . 1,623 66 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 2,354 09 

Visiting agents, traveling ex- 
penses 1,810 95 

Miscellaneous .... 1,744 11 

Total current expenses . . $26,391 34 

Income invested . . . 12,897 50 

Cash on hand .... 4,095 35 

$43,384 19 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$140,000; value of investments, $152,992.08. 



HOME FOR JEWISH CHILDREN, corner Canterbury and Austin Sts., Dor- 
chester. (Incorporated 1909.) 

Report for year ending October 30, 1917. 

David A. Lourie, President; Mark Stone, Secretary; Hyman 
Phillips, Treasurer; Solomon Z. Prokesch, Superintendent. 



1 Deceased; succeeded by William J. Driscoll. 



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Home for destitute Jewish children (boys and girls). 
Number of paid officers or employees, 20. 
Number aided during year 222, all free. 



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Subscriptions and donations 
Federated Jewish Charities 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$1,687 45 
31,500 00 

$33,187 45 

253 38 



§33,440 83 



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Salaries and wages . 


$7,447 90 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies .... 


72 23 


Provisions and supplies 


14,517 75 


Interest on mortgage 


999 14 


Heat, light and power 


3,630 17 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs .... 


472 79 


Clothing .... 


2,160 78 


Medical attendance and supplies 


1,135 98 


City of Boston (water) 


565 20 


Laundry and laundresses . 


1,550 80 


Miscellaneous . 


699 15 


Total current expenses . 


$33,251 89 


Cash on hand . 


188 94 




$33,440 83 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$96,000; amount of mortgage on same, $19,000; value of invest- 
ments, $1,500. 



THE HOUSEHOLD NURSING ASSOCIATION, 28 Robinwood Ave., Jamaica 
Plain. (Incorporated 1912.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Mrs. J. D. Barney, President; Miss Natalie S. Whitwell, Clerk; 
George W. Brainard, Treasurer; Florence E. Merrill, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care of sick in the home. 

Number of paid officers or employees, about 45. 

Number aided during year, 995. . 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest . 

Refund on over payment 
From rent and meals 
Telephone charges repaid 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year ..... 



$16,606 29 
3,675 00 

7 65 
47 06 

2,212 74 
17 43 

8 29 

$22,572 46 
635 48 



$23,207 94 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Heat and light 
Telephone 
House expense 
Car fares 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$19,027 69 

254 15 
996 59 
707 50 
341 26 
239 10 
426 47 
201 97 
223 98 

$22,418 71 
789 23 

$23,207 94 



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HOUSE OF THE ANGEL GUARDIAN, 11 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain. (In- 
corporated 1853.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Brother Jude, President and Treasurer; Brother Cleophas, 
Secretary. 

An asylum for destitute and orphan boys; also for delinquent 
children, to save them from commitment; gives educational and 
industrial training. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 

Number aided during year, 778, viz., 412 paying, 150 partly 
paying, 216 free. 



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From beneficiaries 

Subscriptions and donations 

Annuities and bequests to in- 
come ..... 

Board, clothing and shoes to 
pupils ..... 

From press .... 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$3,050 84 
22,282 29 

2,485 53 

29,520 67 

11,660 71 

719 93 

$69,719 97 

5,928 84 



$75,648 81 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Construction and extraordinary 
repairs 

Interest .... 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Paid on collateral loan 
Cash on hand . 



$5,019 97 

307 06 

27,175 20 

7,028 41 

856 97 

19,012 01 

2,813 15 

636 86 



$62,849 63 
10,000 00 
2,799 18 

$75,648 81 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$261,300; value of investments, $47,000. 



HOUSE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN, Francis and Binney Sts., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1861.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Joseph S. Bigelow, President; Miss Catherine A. Codman, 
Secretary; Francis W. Hunnewell, Treasurer; Miss Louise M. 
Coleman, Superintendent. 

A hospital for white women and children, without condition of 
religion, nationality or residence. 

Number of paid employees, 29. 

Number aided during year in institution, 175, all free; outside 
institution, 1, free. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $16,639 72 
Annuities and bequests to in- 
come 9,200 00 

Income from investments . . 15,566 30 

Miscellaneous . . . . 81 76 



Total current receipts . . $41,487 78 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 214 32 



$41,702 10 



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Salaries and wages . 


$11,897 67 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies . 


610 82 


Provisions and supplies 


17,533 94 


Heat, light and power 


4,752 84 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs ..... 


3,651 93 


Chaplain . . . . 


400 00 


Miscellaneous . . . . 


1,157 34 


Total current expenses . 


$40,004 54 


Income invested 


1,206 53 


Cash on hand . 


491 03 




$41,702 10 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$300,600; value of investments, $350,000. 

HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 841 Huntington Ave., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1870.) 

Report for year ending December 30, 1916. 

His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell, President; Sister M. Anselm, 
Secretary; Sister M. Florence, Treasurer. 

The protection of girls in danger. The education, manual and 
mental, of unfortunate girls and women, without distinction of 
race or creed. 

Number of paid employees, 9. 

Number aided during year, 481, viz., 5 partly paying, 476 free. 



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Subscriptions and donations . $3,488 25 

Income from deposits . . 260 45 

Industries .... 76,204 62 

Other sources .... 770 12 

Total current receipts . . $80,723 44 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 12,983 10 



$93,706 54 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $8,518 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 1,610 75 

Provisions and supplies . . 44,024 33 

Water 1,257 03 

Heat, light and power . . 10,839 62 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 9,529 82 

Total current expenses . . $75,779 55 

Cash on hand .... 17,926 99 

$93,706 54 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
$405,000; value of investments, $30,819.73. , 



HOWARD BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1818.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Rev. Daniel W. Waldron, President; Dr. Winfred B. Bancroft, 
Secretary; John A. Bent, Treasurer. 

Relief of the sick and destitute in the city of Boston. 



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83 



Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 
Number of families aided, 920. 



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Subscriptions and donations . $507 00 

Income from investments . . 13,020 83 

Income from special fund . . 9,575 00 

Total current receipts . . $23,102 83 

Deficit 45 66 



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Salaries and wages . 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 

Coal, groceries, etc. . 
Miscellaneous . 



$23,148 49 

Value of investments, $539,975.28. 



$725 00 


200 


81 


100 


00 


21,784 


80 


337 88 


$23,148 


40 



HUNT ASYLUM FOR DESTITUTE CHILDREN, 10 Eden St., Charlestown. 
(Incorporated 1834.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Frank Dow, President; William P. Hart, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. 

To aid and provide homes, temporary or permanent, for desti- 
tute Protestant children. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 14, all free. 

Cr. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $16 00 

Income from investments . . 1,934 66 

Total current receipts . . $1,950 66 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 477 85 



$2,428 51 



Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage and office sup 

plies 
Board 
Clothing . 
Supervision 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$25 00 

24 00 
1,308 22 
30 17 
21 60 
35 24 

$1,444 23 
353 61 
630 67 

$2,428 51 



Value of investments, $40,448.16. 



HUNTINGTON INSTITUTE FOR ORPHAN CHILDREN, 147 Milk St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1914.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Horatio A. Lamb, President; Robert B. Stone, Clerk; Robert 
H. Hallowell, Treasurer. 

Providing care and maintenance for needy orphan children, 
and ministering to the welfare of such children through the 
medium of other agencies. (At present the work is done through 
the Boston Children's Aid Society as agents.) 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



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Cr. 






Income from investments . . $13,818 25 


Accounting, bookkeeping 


and 




Cash on hand at beginning of 


miscellaneous 




SH6 92 


year ..... 1,513 46 


Rent of safe deposit vault 




25 00 




Premium on bond 




25 00 




To Boston Children's Aid 


So- 






ciety .... 
Total current expenses . 




14,202 66 




§14,369 58 




Cash on hand . 




962 13 


$15,331 71 


$15,331 71 



Value of investments, $239,096.24 . 



IMMIGRANTS' HOME, 72 Marginal St., East Boston. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending July 1, 1917. 

Frank H. Tilton, M.D., President; Miss Mary W. Perry, Secre- 
tary; Miss Hattie B. Cooper, Treasurer; Mrs. A. C. Clark, 
Superintendent. 

To furnish protection and necessary assistance to immigrants, 
especially women and children, arriving in Boston on all lines of 
steamers. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year in institution, 353, viz., 95 paying, 
127 partly paying, 131 free; helped on the piers, 711. 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Borrowed ..... 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$1,570 
4,049 

7 


03 
02 

88 


$5,626 93 
750 00 
535 11 


$6,912 04 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and improvements 
Insurance .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$1,280 80 

70 75 

1,647 05 

756 78 

2,889 82 

131 59 

25 25 

$6,802 04 
110 00 

$6,912 04 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,175. 



INDUSTRIAL AID SOCIETY, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1847.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

William P. Fowler, President; Rev. Christopher R. Eliot, Secre- 
tary; William Atherton, Treasurer; Henry Peterson, General Agent. 
To find employment for worthy men and women. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 
Number aided during year, 2,449. 



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85 



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Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$1,237 50 


Salaries and wages 


$3,630 00 


Income from investments . 


3,799 19 


Printing, postage and office sup- 








plies .... 
Appropriation from Joy fund 


28 55 
350 00 


Total current receipts 


$5,036 69 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 


500 00 


Heat, light and power 


81 74 






Safe deposit box 


15 00 






Annual reports . 


66 50 






Telephone 


88 62 






Office expenses . 


148 26 






Reorganization committee . 


22 75 






Interest .... 
Total current expenses 


14 67 




$4,446 09 






Invested .... 


995 00 






Cash on hand 


95 60 




$5,536 69 


$5,536 69 



Value of investments, $65,100. 



INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR CRIPPLED AND DEFORMED CHILDREN, 
241 St. Botolph St., Boston. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for 3'ear ending June 30„ 1917. 

Joseph Grafton Minot, President; Thomas K. Cummins, Secre- 
tary; Charles H. Taylor, Jr., Treasurer pro tern; Miss Mary M. 
Perry, Superintendent. 

Education and special training of crippled and deformed 
children; admission at five years; no restrictions as to sex, color, 
nationality or creed; no mental defectives taken. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 34. 

Number aided during year, 145, all free. 



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Subscriptions and donations 


. $11,879 04 


Bequests to income . 


. 46,289 93 


Income from investments . 


. 23,342 98 


Entertainments 


6,315 01 


Miscellaneous . 


261 27 


Total current receipts 


. $S8,088 23 


Cash on hand at beginning of 


year .... 


2,162 74 



$90,250 97 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Insurance 

Transportation 

Telephone and auditing 

Annual report and advertising 

Relief committee 

Rent of safe 

Industrial departments 

Special gifts, Christmas fund 

American Cross War fund 

Interest on bonds 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Transferred to capital 
Cash on hand . 



. $18,210 37 


3 


70 


4,882 


34 


1,481 


52 


1,499 


16 


201 


59 


2,959 


12 


533 


31 ) 


493 


57 


165 


00 


40 


00 


120 40 


72 


00 


60 


00 


281 


06 


301 


23 


. $31,304 


36 


. 29,164 


69 


. 29,781 


92 


$90,250 97 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$200,000; value of investments, $540,000. 



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[P. D. 17. 



INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, 232 Centre St., Dorchester. 

porated 1855.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 



(Incor- 



Miss Eleanor S. Parker, President; Mrs. Ellerton James, Secre- 
tary; Robert S. Sturgis, Treasurer; Mrs. B. A. Capron, Matron. 

Training school and home for girls of good character, between 
ten and fifteen years of age, without restriction as to color, 
nationality, religion or residence. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4 . 

Number aided during year 28, viz., 6 partly paying, 22 free. 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Extra dividend 
Sale of rights . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 
Sale of securities 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$444 


00 


2,326 


05 


5,856 


20 


750 


00 


151 


57 


155 


11 


$9,682 


93 


19,999 


90 


548 96 


$30,231 


79 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$2,299 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies .... .j 
Provisions and supplies 


47 50 


3,319 17 


Laundry and cleaning 


443 24 


Light and telephone 


171 23 


Furnishings, clothing and inci- 




dental repairs 


1,612 44 


Matron's allowance and agents' 




traveling expenses 


225 83 


Garden . . . 


134 76 


Physician, dentist and chemist . 


83 38 


Insurance .... 


93 84 


Miscellaneous .... 


189 53 


Total current expenses . 


$8,639 92 


Invested ..... 


20,817 50 


Cash on hand .... 


774 37 




$30,231 79 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$19,400; value of investments, $117,307.83. 



INFANTS' HOSPITAL, 55 Van Dyke St., Boston. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Clarence John Blake, M.D., President; Henry W. Palmer, 
Secretary; Nelson S. Bartlett, Treasurer; Miss Elinor D. Gregg, 
R.N., Superintendent. 

The care of sick infants. The training (by a postgraduate 
course) of nurses, and a course of instruction for nursery maids. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 46, including 10 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 62; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 719; number of free patients, 219; total number of 
hospital days during year, 17,423. 



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87 



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Patients' payments . 
Voluntary contributions . 
Interest, dividends and rentals . 
Nursery maids' wages and fees . 
Social service department . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$8,624 49 

26,518 21 

6,646 78 

744 92 

617 05 

58 98 

$43,210 43 

475 00 



$43,( 



43 



Cr. 



Administration 


$11,956 86 


Department expenses 


2,018 39 


General house and property ex- 




penses . . . . . 


13,280 67 


Corporation expenses 


2,490 00 


Heat, light, power, etc. 


5,541 47 


Social service department . 


1,175 38 


Miscellaneous . . . . 


483 81 


Total expenses 


$36,946 58 


Cash on hand . 


6,738 85 




$43,685 43 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$217,000; amount of mortgage on same, $55,000; value of in- 
vestments, $143,715. 



INSTITUTION OF THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR, 424 Dudley St., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Margaret Gillin, President; Anna Walsh, Secretary; Margaret 
Corey, Treasurer. 

Home for the care of destitute men and women of good moral 
character, without distinction of creed or nationality, at least 
sixty years of age. 

Number aided during year, 263, all free. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $11,279 81 
Annuities and bequeets to in- 
come 9,234 74 

Miscellaneous . . . . 42 45 



Total current receipts . . $20,557 00 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 2,234 00 



$22,791 00 



Cr. 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Addition to building 

Water taxes 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$116 80 

11,308 00 

1,518 00 



1,542 00 

5,274 00 

205 00 

95 20 

$20,059 00 
2,732 00 

$22,791 00 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$104,100. 



INSTRUCTIVE DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, 561 Massachusetts 
Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Ernest Amory Codman, President; Miss Ellen Hale, 
Secretary; Ingersoll Bowditch, Treasurer; Miss Mary Beard, 
Director. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Caring for the sick poor in their homes and giving instruction 
in nursing. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 72. 

Number aided during year, 12,148, viz., 4,879 paying, 2,610 
partly paying, 4,659 free. 



From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$29,709 


65 


23,956 


93 


11,374 


60 


2,901 


03 


$67,942 21 


4,264 


10 


4,017 


93 


$76,224 


24 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$61,827 77 


Printing, postage and office sup 




plies .... 


2,322 68 


Provisions and supplies 


3,597 59 


Rent and expenses of branch 




stations 


1,367 88 


Heat, light and power 


533 58 


Furnishings and incidental re 




pairs .... 


763 38 


Uniforms and supplies for nurses 


1,125 58 


Laundry . . . % . 


933 59 


Accrued interest on bonds boughl 


670 00 


Miscellaneous . 


2,755 67 


Total current expenses . 


$75,897 72 


Cash on hand . 


326 52 




$76,224 24 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$11,724.02; value of investments, $280,998.60. 



IRWIN FUND, TRUSTEES OF THE, Room 1103, 35 Congress St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1914.) 

Report for year ending December 9, 1916. 

James A. Neal, President; Sumner Robinson, Clerk and Treas- 
urer. 

Furnishing aid and comfort to deserving poor, contributing to 
the support of other Massachusetts charitable corporations, and 
educational, charitable, benevolent and religious work. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number of societies, agencies and corporations aided during 
year, 61. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest .... 


. $33,100 00 
32 39 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 
Charitable enterprises 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 


$275 00 
. 32,764 50 


Total current receipts . 

Cash on hand at beginning 

year .... 


. $33,132 39 
of 

116 66 


. $33,039 50 
209 55 




$33,249 05 


$33,249 05 



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89 



JAMAICA PLAIN COMMUNITY CONFERENCE, Jamaica Plain. (Incor- 
porated 1915.) 

Report for year ending October 24, 1917. 

Ethelbert V. Grabill, 16 Aid worth St., Jamaica Plain, President; 
Annie F. Hudson, Secretary and Treasurer. 

To promote the social well-being of the community through co- 
ordination and co-operation of all bodies working for social and 
civic betterment. 



Dr. 



Membership fees 
Recreation committee 



$41 00 

42 77 



$83 77 



Cr. 

Postage and stationery- 
Recreation committee . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$29 65 
42 77 



$72 42 
11 35 



$83 77 



JAMAICA PLAIN DISPENSARY, Municipal Building, South St., Jamaica 
Plain. (Incorporated 1882.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Thomas G. Rees, President; Edward W. Brewer, Secretary; 
Ingersoll Bowditch, Treasurer. 

To provide medical attendance and medicines for the sick and 
needy poor within the limits of former Ward 23. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 567, partly paying and free. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Income from investments 



$52 00 
960 29 



Total current receipts . . $1,012 29 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 758 37 



$1,770 66 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Care of patients 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$500 00 

479 68 

2 10 

$981 78 

66 74 

722 14 

$1,770 66 



Value of investments, $21,549.80. 



JAMAICA PLAIN FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Municipal Building, Jamaica 
Plain. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Rev. Charles F. Dole, President; Rev. Francis W. Sprague, 
Secretary; E. W. Clark, Treasurer; Miss M. T. Viets, Agent. 

To relieve temporary distress and befriend the needy, without 
regard to age, sex, color, creed or nationality, in the Jamaica 
Plain district. 



90 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 
Number of families aided during year, 165. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
From Thanksgiving collection 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$1,753 


80 


537 


79 


411 


55 


25 


00 


6 


75 


$2,734 


89 


176 


97 


$2,911 


86 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Provisions and supplies 
For relief . 
Miscellaneous . . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$1,173 82 

213 29 
820 58 
512 40 
174 91 

$2,895 00 
16 86 

$2,911 86 



Value of investments, $8,500. 



JAMAICA PLAIN NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 101 Carolina 
Ave., Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Miss Cornelia Bowditch, President; Mrs. Charles S. Penhallow, 
Secretary; Robert B. Stone, Treasurer; Tarn Deering, Head 
Worker. 

A neighborhood center; to promote civic betterment and main- 
tain industrial classes and clubs for boys, girls and adults, and a 
playground during the summer. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
From fairs and entertainments 
Farm garden work 


$127 43 

2,032 80 

163 35 

928 82 

173 40 


Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage, office supplies 
and general expense 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light, power and house ex- 
pense . 

Equipment . 

Christmas entertainment 

Farm garden work 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 


$2,594 61 

261 74 
160 33 

376 27 

17 01 

14 50 

175 91 


Total current receipts 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 


$3,425 80 

100 00 

80 89 




$3,600 37 
6 32 




$3,606 69 


$3,606 69- 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,645.88; value of investments, $7,246.28. 



JEWISH ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS ASSOCIATION, 30 Huntington Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1908.) 

Report for year ending May 14, 1917. 

N. Miriam Ginsberg, President; Etta Smith, Secretary; Rose 
C. Horblit, Treasurer. 



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91 



To aid needy Jewish consumptives through the Mt. Sinai 
Hospital. 

Number aided during year, 2 individuals and 19 families. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $178 00 

Entertainment . . . . 850 65 

Interest and sundries . . . 324 75 

Total current receipts . . $1,353 40 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,495 42 



$2,848 82 



Cr. 
Donations . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Rent and sundries 
Expense for ball 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$946 80 

50 13 
343 15 
311 35 

$1,651 43 
1,197 39 

$2,848 82 



JEWISH CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY OP BOSTON, 585 Boylston St,, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1914.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Mrs. N. A. Pelonsky, President; Mrs. Alexander Rose, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Josiah Bon, Treasurer. 

To give vocational training to poor children; to enable them 
to become self-supporting. 

Number aided during year, 52. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From dues .... 


$652 00 


Paid allowances 




$865 82 


From ball, 1917 


3,420 30 


Tuition at business college 


and 




For tuition of girl 


15 00 


conservatories 
Printing and postage 




174 97 
64 50 






Total current receipts 


$4,087 30 


Loans .... 




75 00 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 


2,105 39 


Lunches .... 
Milk and Baby Hygiene Ass 

tion .... 
Conference board 
Fathers and Mothers Club . 
Graduation outfits 
Milk .... 
Palestine fund . 
Shindler fund 
Vacation fund . 
Rent .... 


ocia- 


20 00 

15 00 

5 00 

5 00 

124 00 

60 20 

100 00 

10 00 

25 00 

60 00 






Young Men's Hebrew Association 


5 00 






Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 




6 50 




$1,615 99 






Sinking fund 




450 00 






Cash on hand 




4,126 70 




$6,192 69 


$6,192 69 



JOHN BOYLSTON'S CHARITABLE DONATIONS FOR THE BENEFIT 
AND SUPPORT OF AGED POOR PERSONS AND OF ORPHANS AND 
DESERTED CHILDREN, TRUSTEES OF, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1803.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1917. 

William P. Fowler, Chairman and Treasurer; William H. 
Hardy, Secretary. 

Aid of persons over fifty years of age who have seen better 



92 



STATE BOAKD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



days, and support of orphans and deserted children until fourteen 
years of age; settlement in Boston required. 
Number aided during year, 34, all free. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . . §7,339 87 

Total current receipts . . 87,339 87 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 5,407 92 



si: 



Value of investments, $202,000. 



Cr. 



Grants to pensions 
Board of children 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



81,350 00 
5,253 07 



86,603 07 
6,144 72 



812,747 



JOHN HOWARD INDUSTRIAL HOME, 560 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. Howard N. Brown, President; Howard W. Brown, Clerk; 
Redington Fiske, Treasurer; Albert Arnold, Superintendent. 

Home for discharged prisoners. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year in institution, 585, all free; outside 
institution, 1,202, all free. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Receipts from woodyard . 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



Cr. 



$8,911 15 


Salaries and wages . 


$3,446 75 


3,250 00 


Printing, postage and office sup 




1,874 65 


plies .... 


1,799 08 


18,069 01 


Provisions and supplies 


3,728 12 




Heat, light and power 


560 67 




$32,104 81 


Furnishings and incidental re- 






pairs .... 


295 72 


1,641 74 


Telephone 


135 67 




Wood .... 


11,629 59 




Stable and horses 


1,426 01 




Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


4,430 89 




$27,452 50 




Income invested 


3,035 48 




Cash on hand . 


3,258 57 


$33,746 55 


$33,746 55 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,500; value of investments, $36,284.58. 



LADIES' HELPING HAND AUXILIARY TO THE HOME FOR DESTITUTE 
JEWISH CHILDREN, 615 Canterbury St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 
1908.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Coleman Levin, President; Mrs. Emil Friedman, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. George Wyner, Treasurer; Dr. S. Z. Prokesch, Super- 
intendent. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



93 



To aid the Home for Jewish Children; to work for the comfort 
and welfare of the children of the Home, so that they may be 
self-supporting when they leave the Home. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13. 

Number aided during year in institution, 147, all free; outside 
institution, 9, all partly paying. 

Employs a collector on commission. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Dance . 

May sale .... 
Interest . 
Miscellaneous . 



$2,613 60 

730 IS 

2,537 21 

75 45 

4 03 



Total current receipts . . $5,960 47 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 2,948 38 



$8,908 85 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,043 67 


Printing, postage and office sup 




plies .... 


368 36 


Provisions and supplies 


232 47 


Rent .... 


29 00 


Furnishings and incidental repair* 


i 601 50 


Serving .... 


71 38 


Dental .... 


35 97 


Carpentry 


124 79 


Music .... 


20 09 


Care of children 


870 51 


Miscellaneous 


104 50 


Total current expenses 


$3,502 24 


Reserve fund ... 


3,000 00 


Cash on hand 


2,406 61 




$8,908 85 



LADIES' UNITY CLUB, 64 Bartlett St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Carolyn E. Bell, President; Mrs. Ina F. Main, Secretary; 
Miss Carrie J. Littlefield, Treasurer; Mrs. Annie A. Bartlett, 
Matron. 

Home for aged women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 8. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $1,228 33 

Interest 348 40 

Total current receipts . . $1,576 73 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 2,338 83 



$3,915 56 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,192 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies 


27 00 


Provisions and supplies 


1,063 92 


Heat, light and power 


338 44 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


754 23 


Miscellaneous .... 


154 78 


Total current expenses 


$3,530 37 


Cash on hand .... 


385 19 



$3,915 56 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
$10,000; value of investments, $7,739.54. 



94 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



LEND A HAND SOCIETY, 101 Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Rev. Christopher R. Eliot, President; Mrs. Martha Adams Le- 
land, Secretary; Josiah M. Fowler, Treasurer; Miss Annie F. 
Brown, Superintendent. 

Union of Lend a Hand clubs to meet emergencies, assist in 
charitable work, etc.; provides vacations for needy men. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$5,156 52 

2,445 26 

168 20 


$7,769 
3,085 


98 
03 


$10,855 


01 



Cr. 



Salaries and clerical . 


$2,064 66 


Rent .... 


399 96 


Lend-a-Hand book mission 


1,093 68 


Outings .... 


489 89 


Special charities 


2,117 13 


Donations 


748 40 


Printing, postage, etc. 


579 87 


Miscellaneous . 


179 20 


Total current expenses . 


$7,672 79 


Transfer to special funds . 


1,580 70 


Cash on hand . 


1,601 52 




$10,855 01 



Value of investments, $56,082.45. 



LINCOLN HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 68-80 Emerald St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1896.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1917. 

Mrs. B. Preston Clark, President; Miss Margaret Pitkin, Secre- 
tary; B. Preston Clark, Treasurer; John D. Adams, Superin- 
tendent. 

Neighborhood work. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22. 

Number of members during year, 975, viz., 775 partly pay- 
ing, 200 free. 



Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$20,161 36 

469 98 

1,741 99 

$22,373 33 

2,692 50 



$25,065 83 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . . . . . 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs . . . . . 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . . . . 



$13,107 09 

294 63 

3,865 08 
1,322 23 

944 97 

$19,534 00 
5,531 83 

$25,065 83 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$102,000; value of investments, $6,070.63. 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



95 



THE LUTHERAN IMMIGRANT BOARD, 11 Henry St., East Boston. (In- 
corporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Rev. Anders M. Benander, President; Charles Hilding Lawson, 
Secretary; Julius Hulteen, Treasurer; Ivar Loren, Manager. 

To protect and aid immigrants and seamen by securing for 
them suitable lodging and proper food, and to minister to their 
spiritual wants. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year in institution, 8,216, viz., 8,028 
paying, 188 free; outside institution, 155, all free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $5,219 40 

Subscriptions and donations . 4,695 75 

Miscellaneous .... 223 81 

Total current receipts . . $10,138 96 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . . . . 3,655 34 



$13,794 30 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs ..... 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand .... 



$2,128 40 

80 61 

3,714 79 

878 10 

220 85 
1,147 54 

$8,170 29 
5,624 01 



$13,794 30 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$26,737; value of investments, $2,500. 



MASONIC EDUCATION AND CHARITY TRUST, Masonic Temple, Boston. 
(Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Leon M. Abbott, President; William H. Emerson, Secretary; 
Edwin B. Holmes, Treasurer. 

Incorporated to hold charity funds. Maintains home for 
Masons in Charlton, Mass. 

Number aided during year, in home, 14. 



Dr. 

Income from investments 



$29,635 81 



Total current receipts . . $29,635 81 

Loans to income . . . 293 38 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 2,449 10 



Cr. 
Clerical work . 
Rent of safe deposit box . 
Premium on bonds purchased 
Collection charges 
Grand Lodge for charity . 
To sundry persons 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$32,378 29 

Value of investments, $816,837.89. 



$50 00 

100 00 

947 40 

3 69 

13,215 74 

2,031 79 

$16,348 62 

11,816 63 

4,213 04 



$32,378 29 



96 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION FOR PROMOTING THE INTERESTS 
OF THE ADULT BLIND, Boston. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

James Arnold Lowell, President; Edward E. Allen, Secretary; 
Mrs. Mary Morton Kehew, 29a Chestnut St., Boston, Treasurer, 

To promote the interests of the blind: (1) through the work for 
prevention of blindness; (2) through loans and aid to blind indi- 
viduals; (3) through contributions toward the maintenance of the 
James A. Woolson House; (4) by contributions to the support of 
the quarterly magazine " Outlook for the Blind." 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 

Number aided during year in institution 86, viz.-, 28 paying, 6 
partly paying, 52 free; outside institution, 160. 



Dr. 

Board from Woolson House . $1,296 04 

Rent of rooms, Social Center . 45 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 8,271 00 

Annuities and bequests to income 1,000 00 

Income from investments . . 373 71 
Massachusetts Commission for 

the Blind .... 780 00 

Loans repaid . . . . 15 00 

Total current receipts . . $11,780 75 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 11,986 43 



$23,767 18 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $400 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 95 92 

Loan and aid . . . . 1,282 38 

Purchase of Social Center for 

8,692 76 

2,170 17 

739 62 

5,580 34 

933 40 
66 67 
50 00 

104 62 



men .... 
Equipment 

Maintenance of Social Center 
Maintenance of Woolson House 

and shop 
Repairs and building, Woolson 

House .... 
Willow fund industry- 
Power sewer fund 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Paid to trustees permanent fund 
Cash on hand . 



$20,115 88 
1,000 00 
2,651 30 

$23,767 18 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,600; value of investments, $3,715. 



MASSACHUSETTS BAPTIST CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Room 525, 
Tremont Temple, Boston. (Incorporated 1821.) 

Report for year ending October 10, 1917. 

Franklin Hutchinson, President; Rev. Charles L. Page, Secre- 
tary; John F. Barnes, Treasurer. 

To aid widows and children of deceased Baptist ministers of 
Massachusetts. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 60. 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



97 



Dr. 

. Subscriptions and donations 
Bequests to income . 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$1,091 62 
5,120 98 

11,310 33 
3,423 28 

$20,946 21 

6,832 12 



$27,778 33 



Cr. 

Salaries $375 00 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 277 22 

Rent 50 00 

To beneficiaries . . . 10,521 00 

Miscellaneous .... 886 00 

Salaries, previous year . . 375 00 

Total current expenses . . $12,484 22 

Income invested . . . 7,698 54 

Cash on hand .... 7,595 57 

$27,778 33 



Value of investments, $258,287.64. 



MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY, 233 
Charles St., corner Fruit St., Boston. (Incorporated 1826.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

George B. Shattuck, M.D., President; James C. Howe, Secre- 
tary; Henry Parkman, Treasurer; Frederick A. Washburn, M.D., 
Superintendent. 

Treatment of diseases of the eye and ear of poor persons, 
without regard to age, sex, color, nationality or creed; with few 
exceptions, residents of Massachusetts only. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 152 (including 16 pupil 
nurses). 

Total number of beds, 219; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 4,666; number of free patients, 1,385; total number 
of hospital days, about 51,326; number of free days, 29,093; 
total number of visits in out-patient department during year, 
77,061. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . . $99,393 21 

Payments by State . . 45,000 00 

Voluntary contributions . . 1,947 00 

Interest, dividends and rentals 26,646 51 

Bequests to income . . 3,000 00 

Aural Surgeon fund . . 600 00 

Social service work . . 1,210 00 

Received by superintendent . 913 00 

' Total receipts . . . $178,709 72 

Receipts from income . . 75 00 

Sale of securities . . . 1,569 09 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year ..... 45,901 35 

$226,255 16 



Cr. 



Administration 
Department expenses 
Corporation expenses 
Social service work 
Aural surgeon expense 

Total expenses 
Invested 
Cash on hand 



$72,304 34 

99,340 66 

706 54 

6,678 56 

1,113 57 

$180,143 67 
24,684 37 
21,427 12 



$226,255 16 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$563,341.62; value of investments, $596,906.78. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE FIRE SOCIETY, 87 Milk St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1794.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Ralph B. Williams, President; Courtenay Crocker, Secretary; 
James R. Hooper, Treasurer. 

Relief of suffering by fire, and other charitable purposes. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 
Number aided during year, 21. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . . $2,258 18 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,591 99 



$3,850 i: 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
To charitable societies * . 
Tools to mechanics 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$300 00 

39 00 

1,300 00 

373 00 

257 90 

$2,269 90 
1,580 27 

$3,850 17 



Value of investments, $60,385.40. 



MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE FIRE SOCIETY (Summer Street Fire 
Fund), 87 Milk St., Boston. (Incorporated 1794.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Ralph B. Williams, President; Courtenay Crocker, Secretary; 
James R. Hooper, Treasurer. 

Supplying tools to mechanics who have lost theirs by fire. 
Number aided during year, 20. 



Dr. 

Income from investments 
Bond due and paid 



$1,421 59 
1,000 00 



. Total current receipts . . $2,421 59 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,488 94 



$3,910 53 



Cr. 
Tools supplied to 20 mechanics 

Total current expenses 
Payment on Liberty loan . 
Cash on hand . 



$351 00 

$351 00 

60 00 

3,499 53 

$3,910 53 



Value of investments, $34,699.30. 



MASSACHUSETTS CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 50 Congress St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1794.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1917. 

George U. Crocker, President; Carleton Hunneman, Secretary; 
G. Glover Crocker, Jr., Treasurer. 

The relief of any member of the society, and after his decease 
the relief of his widow and children. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



99 



Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 
Number aided during year, 5. 



Dr. 

Income from investments 
Dues 



$7,499 18 
50 00 



Total current receipts . . $7,549 18 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 658 07 



$S,207 25 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . . . $260 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 87 55 

Donations . . . . 3,200 00 

For copies of records of society . 144 00 

Miscellaneous .... 289 05 

Total current expenses . . $3,980 60 

Income invested . . . 3,000 00 

Cash on hand .... 1,226 65 



$8,207 25 



Value of investments, $165,537.07. 



MASSACHUSETTS CONGREGATIONAL CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 50 
Congress St., Boston. (Incorporated 1736.) 

Report for year ending May 7, 1917. 

Winslow Warren, President; Rev. Edward Hale, Secretary; 
Grenville H. Norcross, Treasurer. 

To aid widows and daughters of deceased Congregational 
(Unitarian and Trinitarian) ministers who have had settlements 
in Massachusetts. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 57, all free. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . . $14,687 79 

Investments paid . . . 6,271 50 

Total current receipts . . $20,959 29 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 14,922 16 



$35,881 45 

Value of investments, $298,195. 



Cr. 



Salaries . 
Rent of safe 
To beneficiaries 
Accrued interest 

Total current expenses 
Investments made . 
Cash on hand . 



$300 00 

15 00 

13,139 49 

65 00 

$13,519 49 

7,835 00 

14,526 96 

$35,881 45 



MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL, Blossom St., Boston; McLean 
Hospital and Convalescent Hospital, Belmont. (Incorporated 1811.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Henry P. Walcott, M.D., President; John A. Blanchard, Secre- 
tary; Charles H. W. Foster, Treasurer; Frederic A. Washburn, 
M.D., Administrator. 

Relief of the sick and injured (except contagious and chronic 
cases) ; and at Belmont, the McLean Hospital for the care of the 
insane, and Convalescent Hospital. 



100 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 1,109, including 330 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 591; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 7,806; number of free patients, 3,530; total number 
of hospital days during year, 197,537; number of free days, 
46,568; total number of visits in out-patient department during 
year, 201,375. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Patients' payments 


$641,588 91 


Administration 


$91,622 07 


Voluntary contributions 


16,929 66 


Professional care of patients 


229,981 40 


Interest, dividends and rentals 


223,804 7S 


Department expenses 
General house and property 


406,805 23 








Total receipts . 


SSS2,323 35 


expenses . 


216,783 14 


Loans to income . 


202,553 44 


Corporation expenses 


78,805 51 


Cash on hand at beginning of 


22,483 71 


Miscellaneous . * . 


28,024 19 


year .... 








Total hospital expenses 


$1,052,021 54 






Annuities 


3,530 00 






Interest on notes payable 


12,000 00 






Miscellaneous 
Total expenses . 


6,590 94 




$1,074,142 48 






Cash on hand 


33,218 02 




SI, 107,360 50 


$1,107,360 50 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$5,173,998.46; amount of mortgage on same, $8,000; value of 
investments, $3,456,591.26. 



MASSACHUSETTS HOME FOR INTEMPERATE WOMEN, 2 Binney St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Edward C. Johnson, President; Mrs. W. W. Boyden, Secretary; 
Mrs. Rufus A. Flanders, Treasurer; Mrs. Mabel P. Jones, Matron. 

The care and reformation of intemperate women. 

Number of paid officers and employees, about 23. 

Number aided during year, 154, viz., 15 paying, 12 partly pay- 
ing, 127 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


S3 ,528 00 


Salaries and wages for laundry 




Annuities and bequests to income 


420 00 


work, etc. 




$6,537 14 


Hospital department 


1,251 71 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Laundry ..... 


12,866 37 


plies .... 




29 10 


Miscellaneous .... 


408 18 


Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 




4,718 92 
3,608 68 






Total current receipts 


$18,474 26 


Fire escapes (balance) 




1,085 00 


Mortgage .... 


5,000 00 


Laundry supplies 




553 59 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




Truck .... 




550 00 


year ..... 


485 44 


Interest on mortgage 
Note .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 




738 35 
1,500 00 
3,717 53 




$23,038 31 






Cash on hand . 




921 39 




$23,959 70 


$23,959 70 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



101 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$48,100; amount of mortgage on same, $16,000; value of invest- 
ments, $10,000. 



MASSACHUSETTS HOMCEOPATHIC HOSPITAL, 82 East Concord St., 
Boston, and Allston St., Brighton. (Incorporated 1855.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Ezra H. Baker, President and Secretary; Arthur F. Estabrook, 
Treasurer: Henry M. Pollock, M.D., Superintendent. 

For the acute sick without regard to residence. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 364, including 138 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 526; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 9,737; number of free patients, 3,276; total number 
of hospital days during year, 155,432; number of free days, 
48,164; total number of visits in out-patient department during 
year, 49,992. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments 
Payments by city, town or State 
Voluntary contributions . 
Interest, dividends and rentals 
Income of special funds . 
Miscellaneous 

Total hospital receipts 
Dispensary receipts 

Total receipts 
Deficit .... 



$185,643 


27 


36,108 


78 


1,212 


62 


39,630 


72 


20,709 


39 


4,101 


25 


$287,406 03 


9,967 


57 


$297,373 60 


29,903 


01 


«327.27fi 


fil 



Cr. 

Administration 
Professional care of patients 
Department expenses 
General house and property ex 

penses 
Corporation expenses 
Real estate expenses 
Special funds . 
Voluntary contributions . 
Annuities 
Miscellaneous 

Total hospital expenses 
Dispensary expenses 



$27,900 82 

53,127 86 

150,223 06 

63,975 54 

12,913 47 

733 14 

4,283 20 

41 50 

800 00 

548 86 

$314,547 45 
12,729 16 

$327,276 61 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$698,603.56; amount of mortgage on same, $31,600; value of in- 
vestments, $1,508,689.76. 



MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 225 Common- 
wealth Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1871.) 

Report for year ending October 17, 1917. 

Dr. George P. Shattuck, President; Dr. Robert M. Green, Sec- 
retary; Dr. William L. Richardson, Treasurer. 

Pecuniary assistance to members of the medical profession, 
their widows and children. 

Number aided during year, 20. 



102 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Mortgage foreclosed . 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$238 00 


3,000 00 


2,445 


21 


969 


93 


$6,653 


14 


2,500 


18 


$9,153 


32 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . . . . $16 26 

Annuities 3,750 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 40 00 



Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$3,806 26 
2,946 51 
2,400 55 

$9,153 32 



Value of investments, $68,800. 

MASSACHUSETTS PRISON ASSOCIATION, 39 Court St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 191*6. 

Joseph G. Thorp, President; Warren F. Spalding, Secretary; 
Francis Henry Appleton, Jr., Treasurer. 

To enlighten public opinion concerning the prevention and 
treatment of crime, secure the improvement of penal legislation, 
protect society from habitual criminals, befriend the innocent and 
ignorant under accusation, promote the welfare of those placed 
on probation by the courts and also of the families of prisoners, 
assist prisoners in the work of self-reform, aid released prisoners 
in living honorably. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 385. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$46 


23 


1,482 


00 


4 


86 


1,272 


23 


$2,805 


32 


133 


00 


$2,938 32 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Rent .... 

Relief of beneficiaries 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,979 82 

311 98 
200 00 
384 23 



$2,876 03 
62 29 

$2,938 32 



Value of investments, $26,704.50. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR AIDING DISCHARGED PRISONERS, 
24 State House, Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Charles Liffler, President; Fred L. Coburn, Secretary; Walter 
B. Waterman, Treasurer. 

To advise discharged prisoners, furnish them with aid in the 
nature of board, clothing, tools and transportation, and assist 
them to procure employment. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 377. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



103 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $503 88 

Income from investments . . 4,206 79 

Total current receipts . . $4,710 67 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,493 40 



$6,204 07 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $800 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 6 75 

Relief 923 81 

Miscellaneous . . . . 96 36 



Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



Value of investments, $76,940.48. 



$1,826 92 
2,460 24 
1,916 91 

$6,204 07 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO 
ANIMALS, 180 Longwood Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1868.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1917. 

Dr. Francis H. Rowley, President; Guy Richardson, Secretary; 
Eben Shute, Treasurer. 

To prevent cruelty to animals by humane education of the 
ignorant, warning of the thoughtless, and prosecution when other 
means fail. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 58. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$14,385 83 


Salaries and wages . 


$39,456 81 


Bequests .... 


107,578 89 


Publications, telephone, print- 




Income from investments 


25,191 58 


ing, postage and office sup 




Publications .... 


17,632 07 


plies .... 


28,550 54 


Hospital department 


23,491 98 


Heat, light and power 


14,346 36 


Boarding department 


3,247 79 


Furnishings and incidental re- 








pairs .... 


860 67 






Total current receipts . 


$191,528 14 


Interest and insurance 


1,340 73 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




Advertising 


1,413 08 


year ..... 


22,778 04 


Hospital and free dispensary 


28,432 22 






Boarding department 


2,516 10 






Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 


147 78 




$117,064 29 






Income invested 


60,657 90 






Cash on hand 


36,583 99 




$214,306 18 


$214,306 18 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$250,000; value of investments, $538,147.52. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO 
CHILDREN, 43 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. (Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Grafton D. Cushing, President; C. C. Carstens, Secretary; 
John H. Sturgis, Treasurer; Mrs. Jean G. Rood, Matron. 

To provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to 
children throughout the Commonwealth. 



104 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 65. 

Children dealt with without court action (3,605 families repre- 
sented), 10,753; 1,217 court cases, involving 2,871 children; 193 
children, included in above figures, in Temporary Home during 
the year. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to in- 
come .... 
Income from investments 
Witness fees . 



$52,257 42 

62,192 37 

16,500 38 

634 10 



$131,584 27 



Cr. 



$69,859 95 



Salaries and wages . 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 1,679 07 

Office and traveling expenses . 34,254 20 
Interest on mortgage . . 1,125 00 



Total current expenses . $106,918 22 

Excess of income over expenses 24,666 05 



$131,584 27 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; amount of mortgage on same, $25,000; value of invest- 
ments, $371,755.90. 

MASSACHUSETTS WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, 53 Parker Hill Ave., Roxbury. 
(Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Otis, President; Mrs. Lydia R. Tallman, Secre- 
tary; ' Mrs. Edna J. Towle, Treasurer; Zillah MacLaughlin, 
Superintendent. 

Hospital for the surgical treatment of women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 31, including 16 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 42; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 293; number of free patients, 61; total number of 
hospital days during year, 6,768; number of free days, 1,932. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . . . $12,428 66 

Voluntary contributions . . 6,610 25 

Interest, dividends and rentals . 2,594 87 

Total receipts . . . $21,633 78 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,222 11 



$22,855 89 



Cr. 

Administration 

Department expenses 

General house and property ex- 
penses .... 

Corporation expenses 

Lectures, books, cooking and 
massage lessons 

Insurance 

Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital expenses . 
Dispensary expenses 

Total expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$6,623 69 

10,824 35 

2,262 92 

84 60 

161 80 

49 91 

689 34 

$20,696 61 

1,964 98 

$22,661 59 

194 30 

$22,855 89 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$36,600; value of investments, $46,358.17. 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



105 



THE MAVERICK DISPENSARY OF EAST BOSTON, 18 Chelsea St., East 
Boston. (Incorporated 1909.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1917. 

Edwin F. Fobes, President; Ellen Hale, Secretary; John H. 
Townsend, Treasurer; Miss Katharine A. Scott, Social Worker. 

To furnish medical aid by daily clinics and by district service, 
both to relieve and prevent disease among East Boston poor. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 

Number aided during year, 9,080, viz., 7,622 paying, 1,458 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$1,970 56 


Salaries and wages 


$3,900 01 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,785 50 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Subrentals 


408 00 


plies ..... 


196 66 


Sale of medical supplies 


115 78 


Rent 


600 00 


Sale of eyeglasses 


623 75 


Heat, light and power 


163 68 


Telephone 


8 75 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


40 78 


Debt .... 


22 83 


Medical supplies 


367 16 


Interest . . 


4 77 


Laundry ..... 


76 97 






Eyeglasses .... 


441 10 






Total current receipts 


$5,939 94 


Telephone .... 


65 53 


Cash on hand at beginning of yeai 


221 99 


Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 


15 22 




$5,867 11 






Cash on hand .... 


294 82 




$6,161 93 


$6,161 93 



THE MERRIMAC MISSION, INC., 105 and 107 Staniford St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Edward I. Aldrich, President; George W. Pitts, Secretary; John 
T. Mathes, Treasurer; Jacob A. Fritz, Superintendent. 

Ministering to the spiritual and temporal needs of unfortunate 
men, women and children, by maintaining reading, recreation, 
lunch and lodging rooms. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year, 5,955, viz., 25 partly paying, 5,930 
free; number of families aided, 30. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $4,594 01 

Annuities and bequests to income 1,744 65 



Total current receipts . . $6,338 66 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 115 77 



$6,454 43 

Value of investments, $1,745. 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




$2,601 7S 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies .... 




216 77 


Provisions and supplies 




2S2 45 


Rent .... 




1,049 75 


Heat, light and power 




296 41 


Furnishings, incidental repairs 


and 




miscellaneous 




250 00 


Total current expenses 


$4,697 16 


Income invested 




1,745 00 


Cash on hand . 




11' L'7 




$6,454 43 



106 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



THE MORGAN MEMORIAL CO-OPERATIVE INDUSTRIES AND STORES, 
INC., 89 Shawmut Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Francis H. Slack, M.D., President; Kate F. Hobart, Secretary; 
Frederick C. Moore, Treasurer; Rev. E. J. Helms, D.D., Super- 
intendent. 

Educating and extending relief to poor and destitute persons; 
improving the dwelling places and living conditions of the poor; 
and giving religious instruction. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 77. 

Number aided during year in institution, 2,469, viz., 1,900 
partly paying, 569 free; outside institution, 1,052, all free; 
families aided (excluding individuals), 551. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to in 

come .... 
Income from investments 
Donations for Seavey building 
Donations for storage building 
Sales of all departments . 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts . 
Loans .... 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$29,444 61 

8,000 00 

545 35 

11,100 00 

25,000 00 

138,166 19 

6,153 89 



§218,410 04 
52,275 00 

17,778 14 



$2S8,463 18 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Labor and relief 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies . 

Rent .... 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Religious and educational work 

Construction of buildings 

Paid on mortgage and loans 

Machinery, trucks and horses 

General expense 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand 



551,528 


41 


54,099 


79 


1,916 


12 


28,472 99 


3,488 


S3 


2,865 


02 


7,979 


15 


6,283 88 


61,288 80 


13,100 00 


5,596 


14 


14,426 


65 


3,641 


00 



$254,687 38 

8,000 00 

25,775 80 

$288,463 18 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$216,189.15; amount of mortgage on same, $69,175; value of in- 
vestments, $80,552.82. 



MOUNT PLEASANT HOME, 59-85 Elm Hill Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending November 30^ 1917. 

Alvin S. Dexter, President; Rev. Clarence A. Young, Clerk; 
Fred M. Lamson, Treasurer; Mrs. Lillian Maulsby, Superin- 
tendent. 

To provide a home for indigent aged persons of both sexes. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13. 

Number aided during year, 48. 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



107 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries . 


. $8,805 16 


Salaries and wages . 


$5,021 09 


Subscriptions and donations 


8,473 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Income from investments . 


2,119 58 


plies .... 


356 92 


Admission fees 


2,100 00 


Provisions and supplies 


6,346 01 


Corporation dues 


336 00 


Heat, light and power 


2,072 43 


Temporary residents 


1,208 34 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




Entertainments 


33 85 


pairs .... 


80 60 


Miscellaneous . 


77 30 


Advertising 


90 09 






Burials . . . 
Insurance 


218 56 


Total current receipts . 


. $23,153 23 


345 21 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 


Physicians, nurses and medicine 


1,938 82 


year .... 


7,140 58 


Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


319 70 




$16,789 43 






Income invested 


8,366 16 






Cash on hand . 


5,138 22 




$30,293 81 


$30,293 81 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$77,309.47; value of investments, $49,164.57. 



THE NEEDLEWOMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 149 Tremont St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1851.) 

Report for year ending April 12, 1917. 

Mrs. William M. Conant, President; Mrs. Joseph B. Tiernay, 
Secretary; Bernard C. Weld, Treasurer. 

To give employment, with adequate compensation, to indigent 
needlewomen. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year, about 90. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $199 00 

Annuities and bequests to income 2,000 00 

Income from investments . . 2,316 66 

Sales of goods .... 6,936 67 



Total current receipts 



Cash on hand 
year 



beginning of 



$11,452 33 



57 



$14,318 90 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies 
Supplies and materials 
Rent 

Heat, light and power 
Paid to sewing women 
Telephone 
Auditor . 
Insurance 
Commission 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$1,451 00 

36 23 

3,399 51 

667 53 

14 57 

5,106 69 

45 66 

25 00 

12 00 

16 25 

131 06 



$10,905 50 
1,243 75 
2,169 65 

$14,318 90 



Value of investments, $48,000. 



108 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ORPHANS 
AND DISABLED SOLDIERS OF THE WAR IN FRANCE, Boston. (In- 
corporated 1916.) 

Report for year ending May, 1917. 

Marie Pupin Burel, Acting President; Renee Longy, Secretary 
Pro Tern; Helene Slatoff Portier, 27 St. Stephens St., Boston, 
Treasurer. 

To aid orphans and disabled soldiers of the war in France. 

Cr. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
From bazaar . 
Miscellaneous . 



$3,756 15 

25,044 88 

27 42 



S2S.S28 45 



Expense of bazaar 
Forwarded to France 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$5,107 69 
23,400 00 

$28,507 69 
320 76 

$28,828 45 



NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL, Parker Hill Ave., Tloxbury. (In- 
corporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Edward H. Haskell, President; James A. Floyd, Secretary; 
Vernon A. Field, Treasurer; Emma A. Anderson, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of patients; gratuitous care 
given to the sick poor. No contagious, mental or chronic cases 
are admitted. No restrictions as to age, sex, color, nationality, 
creed or residence. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 49, including 30 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 45; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 802, including 102 babies born in hospital; number 
of free patients, 134; total number of hospital days during year, 
14,436; number of free days, 1,595. 



Dr. 

Voluntary contributions . 
Income from investments . 
Bequests .... 

From patients .... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Securities paid 
Cash on hand at beginning of 



year 



$1,920 52 


3,221 


29 


10,500 00 


49,861 


29 


499 


17 


$66,002 27 


3,000 


00 


1,066 


78 


$70,069 


05 



Cr. 
Salaries .... 
Medical and surgical supplies 
Departmental expenses 
Office expense . 
General hospital and property ex 

penses .... 
Interest and insurance 
Taxes .... 
Printing .... 
New maternity ward 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Investments 
Cash on hand . 



$14,001 03 

2,418 38 

22,837 56 

638 83 

4,335 69 

200 93 

115 28 

207 82 

10,519 68 

490 03 

$55,765 23 

12,342 50 

1,961 32 

$70,069 05 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
000; value of investments, $66,000. 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



109 



NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS ASSOCIATION (excluding Hospitals), 112 
Water St., Boston. (Incorporated 1889, 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. Willard T. Perrin, President; Mrs. Emma H. Watkins, 
Clerk; C. H. J. Kimball, Treasurer; Clarence W. Williams, 
Corresponding Secretary. 

District medical attendance and nursing; general philanthropic 
and relief work; fresh air and country rest home; training school 
for Christian service. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 18. 

Number aided during year in institution, 225, all free; outside 
institution, 5,285, all free; families aided, 572. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Net income from hospital . 
Administration expense charged 

to hospitals . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 
Deficiency at end of year . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$11,996 79 

10,257 58 

2,084 74 

4,766 51 



3,231 79 
643 84 

$32,981 25 
795 14 

974 16 

$34,750 55 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage, office supplies 

and traveling 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent .... 
Heat, light, power and water 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Interest and insurance 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous . 



Total current expenses 



$13,360 01 

3,233 22 

9,832 12 

484 00 

1,867 59 

2,175 69 
1,251 43 

598 70 
1,947 79 



$34,750 55 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$207,646.74; amount of mortgage on same, $23,000; value of in- 
vestments, $41,722.99. 



NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS ASSOCIATION (Hospital in Boston), 175 
Pilgrim Rd., Fenway. (Incorporated 1889, 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. Willard T. Perrin, President; Mrs. Emma H. Watkins, 
Clerk; C. H. J. Kimball, Treasurer; Clarence W. Williams, 
Corresponding Secretary; Miss Adeliza A. Betts, Superintendent. 

Hospital service. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 112, including 51 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 70; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 1,346; number of free patients, 144; total number 
of hospital days during year, 19,679; number of free days, 
1,903. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Voluntary contributions . 
Interest, dividends and rentals 
Miscellaneous . 



373,503 35 

1,202 72 

763 28 

1,295 36 



$76,764 71 



Cr. 
Administration . . . 82,926 90 
Professional care of patients . 17,582 82 
Department expenses . . 44,665 74 
General house and property ex- 
penses 6,822 74 



Total hospital expenses . 
Cash on hand at end of year 



$71,998 20 
4,766 51 

$76,764 71 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$168,000; amount of mortgage on same, $60,000; value of in- 
vestments, $22,388.38. 

NEW ENGLAND HOME FOR LITTLE WANDERERS, 161 South Huntington 
Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Arthur S. Johnson, President; Frederic D. Fuller, Secretary; 
Samuel D. Parker, Treasurer; Frederic H. Knight,- Ph.D., Super- 
intendent. 

To care for homeless and destitute children from all parts of 
New England who are not mentally or physically defective, 
without regard to color, race, sex or religion (boys and girls). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 48. 

Number of children cared for in foster homes, 457; society 
reimbursed for expense of these, exclusive of supervision: in full, 
120; in part, 56; not reimbursed, 281. 

Monthly average number of children under supervision in 
foster homes, 420; number of placing-out visitors, 10. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Rents .... 
Legacies 

Mortgages paid in . 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts . 
Bonds sold 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year .... 



$11,821 05 
13,721 42 
44,308 16 
1,223 08 
39,449 07 
18,000 00 
2,730 83 

$131,253 61 
48,662 05 

25,118 43 



S205.034 09 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies . 

Board of children . 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Traveling 

Taxes and insurance 

Telephone 

New construction . 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Notes paid 
Income invested 
Cash on hand 



$32,678 74 

5,619 71 
10,464 89 
13,665 65 

2,283 38 

894 98 
4,953 01 
1,247 21 

806 34 
2,932 99 

765 82 



$76,312 72 

105,000 00 

4,261 00 

19,460 37 

$205,034 09 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$212,856; value of investments, $1,023,152.10. 



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NEW ENGLAND HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, Dimock St., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30., 1917. 

Miss Helen F. Kimball, President; Mrs. Alice B. Crosby, Sec- 
retary; George A. Goddard, Treasurer, Stella M. Taylor, M.D., 
Superintendent. 

To provide for women medical aid of competent physicians of 
their own sex. Has a training school for nurses. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 96, including 42 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 160; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 1,507; number of free patients, 188; total number 
of hospital days during year, 31,265; number of free days, 5,921. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries . 


$45,722 41 


Salaries and wages . 


$36,941 SO 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,695 10 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Income from investments 


34,609 40 


plies ..... 


1,775 87 


Dispensary receipts 


4,181 56 


Provisions and supplies . 


32,532 53 


Miscellaneous 


1,131 22 


Rent 


4,654 29 






Heat, light and power 


12,716 66 






Total current receipts . 


$87,339 69 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




Bequests .... 


15,941 60 


pairs ..... 


6,949 75 


Campaign fund 


55,100 00 


Dispensary expenses 


8,140 77 


Sale of securities 


55,723 58 


Taxes, etc. .... 


1,275 19 


Cash on hand at beginning of 


7,243 47 


Miscellaneous 


2,392 61 


year ..... 








Total current expenses 


$107,379 47 






Income invested 


14,836 91 






Maternity building enlargement 








and furnishings . 


88,910 35 






Cash on hand . ... 


10,221 61 




$221,348 34 


$221,348 34 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$390,000; value of investments, $743,034.29. 



NEW ENGLAND KURN HATTIN HOMES, Boston. (Incorporated 1914.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

George W. Coleman, President; Arthur J. Crockett, Secretary; 
George B. Graff, 294 Washington St., Boston, Treasurer. 

Aiding in the maintenance of homeless and neglected boys in 
the Kurn Hattin Homes, located in Westminster and Saxton's 
River, Vt. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 101. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 1 



Dr. 

Subscriptions arid donations . §2,746 37 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 9 18 



S2.755 bb 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Postage and printing . 
To Kurn Hattin Homes 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



8835 35 

64 92 

1,845 00 

$2,745 27 

10 28 

S2.755 55 



NEW ENGLAND MORAL REFORM SOCIETY (Talitha Cumi Home), 
215 Forest Hills St., Jamaica Plain. (Incorporated 1846.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1917. 

Dr. Caroline E. Hastings, President; Mrs. Charles A. Proctor, 
Secretary; Mrs. Arthur Perry, Jr., Treasurer; Julia Morton 
Plummer, M.D., General Secretary. 

Home and hospital for unmarried girls. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 22. 

Number aided during year, 119 patients and 101 infants. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
From annual sale 
From lawn party 
From Andover meeting 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . 



§3,005 


08 


11,476 


00 


3,019 


02 


1,741 


77 


1,919 


00 


107 


51 


9 


19 


§21,277 


57 


500 


00 


169 


97 


821,947 


54 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Ward supplies . 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs . 

Ice 

Travel . 

Advertising 

Telephone 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$9,623 80 

1,147 98 

5,340 22 

618 70 

2,526 88 

929 10 
240 63 
232 28 
219 08 
263 82 
589 63 



821,732 12 
215 42 

821,947 54 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$88,123; value of investments, $67,659.53. 



NEW ENGLAND PEABODY HOME FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, corner 
Gordon Ave. and Hale St., Hyde Park. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Joslin, President; Mrs. Gilbert C. Brown, Jr., 
Secretary; Mrs. Edward B. Kellogg, Treasurer; Miss Clara M. 
Thurston, Superintendent. 

Home for destitute, crippled and deformed children under 
twelve years of age; non-sectarian (boys and girls). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15. 

Number aided during year, 45, viz., 8 partly paying, 37 free. 



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113 



Dr. 

In behalf of those aided 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to in- 
come .... 
Income from investments . 
Fair and entertainments . 
Miscellaneous . 



$275 56 
1,116 00 

12,703 43 

2,106 50 

2,985 00 

53 00 



Total current receipts . . $19,239 49 

Mortgage loan . . . 10,000 00 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,713 71 



$30,953 20 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage, advertising 

and office supplies 
Provisions and supplies 
Interest . 

Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and clothing 
Surgical supplies and medicines 
Telephone 

Improvements and repairs 
Transportation and express 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$6,126 94 



876 00 
,466 15 
250 00 
,393 82 
,669 90 
,577 36 
59 27 
,400 76 
234 50 



$19,054 70 
11,898 50 

$30,953 20 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$39,000; amount of mortgage on same, $10,000; value of invest- 
ments, $77,350. 



NEWSBOYS' READING ROOM ASSOCIATION, 7 Green St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1879.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Clement S. Houghton, President; Frank C. Brewer, Secretary; 
B. Preston Clark, Treasurer; H. W. Plaisted, Superintendent. 
To establish a reading room for newsboys. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 
Number aided during year, 600, all partly paying. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $87 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 1,055 00 

Income from investments . . 535 50 

Rent of room .... 200 00 

Total current receipts . . $1,877 50 

From bonds .... 3,754 89 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 781 87 



$6,414 26 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $988 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 87 38 

Rent 1,100 00 

Heat, light and power . . 79 40 

Internal revenue tax . . . 52 50 

Total current expenses . . $2,307 28 

Invested 3,701 13 

Cash on hand .... 405 85 

$6,414 26 



Value of investments, $10,927.23. 



NICKERSON HOME FOR CHILDREN, 125 Townsend St., Roxbury. (In- 
corporated 1850.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Kate M. Nickerson, President; Mrs. Garafelia M. 
Dawson, Secretary; Howell F. Wilson, Treasurer; Mrs. Lola C. 
Holway, Superintendent. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Home for destitute children under fourteen years of age, from 
every part of New England, especially half orphans (boys and 
girls). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 

Number aided during year, 84, viz., 56 paying, 16 partly pay- 



ing, 



12 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$2,546 75 


Salaries and wages 




$936 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


548 00 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Income from investments . 


290 28 


plies .... 




86 15 


Subscriptions for land 


405 00 


Provisions and supplies 




2,287 46 


From fair ..... 


807 80 


Heat, light and power 




272 75 


From old fair account 


485 18 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


108 45 


From old land account 


133 8? 


Water tax 

Land adjoining home 




48 40 
2,254 00 






Total current receipts 


35,216 83 










From principal for land 


500 00 


Total current expenses 




$5,993 21 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 


1,291 75 


Cash on hand . 




1,015 37 




$7,008 58 


$7,008 58 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $11,551.90. 



NORFOLK HOUSE CENTRE (formerly SOUTH END INDUSTRIAL 
SCHOOL), 14 Eliot Sq., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1884.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Charles L. DeNormandie, President; Miss Margaret W. 
Thacher, Secretary; Edward J. Samson, Treasurer; Roy M. 
Cushman, Director. 

To give industrial training and social opportunities to young 
people and adults in Roxbury district. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 35. 

Number of members, 1,500. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$5,640 22 


Salaries and wages . 




$5,333 21 


Annuities and bequests to income 


10,000 00 . 


Printing, postage, advertising, 




Income from investments . 


2,018 68 


etc. .... 




366 83 


From Norfolk House 


2,360 01 


Telephone 




280 57 


Miscellaneous .... 


17 00 


Taxes and water rates 
Heat, light and power 




570 20 
2,625 22 






Total current receipts . 


$20,035 91 


Furnishings and incidental 


re- 




Cash on hand at beginning of 




pairs .... 




1,243 84 


year ..... 


93 85 


Interest .... 
Insurance 
Improvements 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 




333 81 

62 97 

4,789 47 

934 63 




$16,540 75 






Cash on hand . 




3,589 01 




$20,129 76 


$20,129 76 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$54,743.42; value of investments, $43,430.28. 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



115 



NORTH BENNET STREET INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, 39 North Bennet St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1917. 

Henry L. Shattuck, President; Francis W. Hunnewell, 2d, Sec- 
retary; Russell G. Fessenden, Treasurer; George C. Greener, 
Director. 

Social and educational improvement; research and experiment 
in educational and social methods. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 43. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Department receipts 
Underwriting fund . 
Shaw Memorial fund 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 
From sale of bonds . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . 



$822 64 


25,607 


77 


481 


70 


8,947 


06 


2,712 


50 


2,000 00 


11 


93 
60 


$40,583 


118 


95 


2,411 


47 


$43,114 


02 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Equipment 

Provisions and supplies 
Water 

Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 
Telephone 
Insurance premiums 
Taxes .... 
Camp equipment 
Interest on note 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$25,904 24 

468 89 

4,540 97 

274 80 

2,682 43 

859 78 

342 71 

633 33 

142 40 

316 68 

500 00 

$36,666 23 

6,447 79 

$43,114 02 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
500; value of investments, $16,335.08. 



NORTH END DIET KITCHEN, 8 Staniford PL, Boston. (.Incorporated 

1890.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Henry R. Scott, President; Miss Marion Allen, Secretary; 
Alfred D. Foster, Treasurer; Mrs. Eloise J. Spencer, Matron. 

To provide, free of expense, such diet and food for sick persons 
as may be directed by the physicians of the dispensaries of 
Boston. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 245, all partly paying. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$455 38 


Salaries and wages 




$520 44 


2,524 00 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




1,587 84 


plies .... 




50 35 


70 00 


Provisions and supplies 




2,092 78 




Rent .... 
Heat, light and power 




276 00 
60 88 


$4,637 22 




435 50 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


56 35 




Rent safe deposit box 




10 00 




Interest .... 
Total current expenses 




2 83 




$3,069 63 




Loan .... 




250 00 




Cash on hand 




1,753 09 


$5,072 72 


$5,072 72 



Value of investments, $33,1 



/o. 



NORWEGIAN MISSION HOME, 54 and 56 Cedar St., Roxbury. (Incor- 
porated 1916.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Rev. O. M. Jonswold, President; Mrs. Oscar Levine, Secretary 
and Matron; Mr. Ole Hoff, Treasurer; Mr. Oscar Levine, Super- 
intendent. 

Home for Scandinavian men and women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 395, viz., 350 paying, 10 partly 
paying, 35 free; families aided, 2. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $2,119 89 

Subscriptions and donations . 356 55 

Total current receipts . . $2,476 44 

Loans to income . . . 200 88 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 114 65 



$2,791 97 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 



$427 81 



plies ..... 


24 46 


Provisions and supplies 


1,153 44 


Heat, light and power 


223 50 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


113 95 


Water tax .... 


26 00 


Laundry ..... 


57 11 


Paid on loans .... 


338 53 


Interest ..... 


382 50 


Miscellaneous . 


8 07 


Total current expenses 


$2,755 37 


Cash od hand .... 


36 60 




$2,791 97 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,500; amount of mortgage on same, $10,311. 



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117 



NORWEGIAN OLD PEOPLE'S HOME AND CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION 
OF GREATER BOSTON, 519 Tremont Building, Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1915.)' 

Report for year ending December 21, 1916. 

Johan B. Sundlie, President; Obert Sletten, Secretary; Ole C. 
Aker, Treasurer. 

To furnish relief, and to erect and maintain a home for the 
aged of Norwegian birth or descent. 

Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest ..... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$538 57 
94 98 



$633 55 
2,831 95 



$3,465 50 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies $138 84 

Heat, light and power . . 10 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 48 70 



Total current expenses . . $197 54 

Cash on hand .... 3,267 96 



$3,465 50 



OLIVER DITSON SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF NEEDY MUSICIANS, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1917. 

Arthur Foote, President; Charles F. Smith, Secretary; Arthur 
R. Smith, 88 Summer St., Boston, Assistant Treasurer. 
Relief of sick, disabled and needy musicians. 
Number aided during year, 38. 



Dr. 

Interest on mortgage notes and 

bank balance .... $1,559 27 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 314 99 



$1,874 26 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies $13 50 

Payments to beneficiaries . . 1,510 00 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$1,523 50 
350 76 

$1,874 26 



Value of investments, $34,000. 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR IN THE TOWN OF BOSTON IN THE PROV- 
INCE OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY IN NEW ENGLAND, 43 Hawkins 
St., Boston. (Incorporated 1772.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1917. 

William P. Fowler, President and Treasurer; William H. 
Hardy, Secretary. 

Care and distribution of certain trust funds held for various 
charitable purposes. 

Number aided during year, 417. 



118 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . . $29,332 76 

City notes paid . . . 4,000 00 

Total current receipts . . $33,332 76 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 14,281 66 



$47,614 42 



Cr. 
City notes purchases 
Cash grants and pensions . 
Provisions, supplies and fuel 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$3,885 47 

29,577 93 

1,462 90 

$34,926 30 
12,688 12 

$47,614 42 



Value of investments, $664,366.32 



PARTICULAR COUNCIL SOCIETY ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF THE CITY 
OF BOSTON, 43 Hawkins St., Boston. (Incorporated 1869.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

James A. McMurry, President; Joseph M. Ryan, Secretary; 
James F. Wise, Treasurer. 

The relief of the poor in their homes by the members of 51 
local conferences. Summer outings for children. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 4,261, all free; families aided, 
1,135. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest . 
Sale of books . 
Entertainments, etc. . 
Sale of old newspapers, 

zines, etc. 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at begin Q 

year ..... 



$35,146 


65 


203 


23 


30 


10 


6,312 


41 


5,805 


50 


57 


00 


$47,554 


S9 


14,344 


50 


$61,899 


39 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $3,599 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 1,111 15 

Provisions and supplies . . 24,497 91 

Rent 2,278 44 

Heat, light and power . . 12 49 

Outings for children ... 333 30 

Clothing and shoes . . . 3,882 05 

Cash for rent or groceries . . 3,156 73 

Subscriptions for books . . 192 GO 

Hire of trams .... 1,533 00 

Miscellaneous .... 618 47 

Total current expenses . . $41,215 14 

Cash on hand .... 20,684 25 

$61,899 32 



PETER BENT BRIGHAM HOSPITAL, 721 Huntington Ave., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Charles P. Curtis, President; Laurence H. H. Johnson, Secre- 
tary; Edmund D. (oilman, Treasurer; Dr. H. B. Howard, 
Superintendent. 

Hospital for the sick poor in the county of Suffolk. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 309, including 94 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 225; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 3,712; number of free patients, 1,080; total number 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



119 



of hospital days during year, 65 
468; total number of visits in 
year, 47,687. 



Patients' payments 

Interest, dividends and rentals . 

Donation .... 

Miscellaneous 

Total hospital receipts 
Dispensary receipts 

Total receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$106,721 99 

192,460 96 

5,000 00 

2,076 15 



$306,259 10 
9,797 01 



$316,056 11 



3,923 71 



$319,979 82 



291; number of free days, 23,- 
out-patient department during 



Cr. 

Administration 
Professional care of patients 
Department expenses 
General house and property ex 

penses 
Corporation expenses 
Expenditure from donation 
Dispensary expenses 
Adjustment to include expenses 

in December, 1915 

Total hospital expenses 
Miscellaneous expenses in care 
of property, etc. . 

Total expenses 
Transferred to reserved income 

account 
Cash on hand 



$31,910 84 


98,244 


50 


85,599 


78 


50,503 


22 


1,000 


OS 


4,465 94 


8,845 


71 



15,052 14 

$295,622 21 

9,086 15 

$304,708 36 

10,813 69 
4,457 77 

$319,979 82 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes 
(including furnishings), $1,789,772.87; value of investments, 

$4,848,034.68. 



PREACHERS' AID SOCIETY OF THE NEW ENGLAND ANNUAL CON- 
FERENCE OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 93 Milk St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1858.) 

Report for year ending March 26, 1917. 

Everett O. Fisk, President; John L. Harvey, Secretary; Arthur 
E. Dennis, Treasurer. 

Caring for worn-out Methodist preachers, their widows and 
children. 

Number of families aided during year, 87. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . 
Donation of auditor's service 


$7,671 41 
50 00 


Cr. 
Tax on real estate 
Accrued interest on bond 
Annuity payments 
Conference stewards . 
Bond of treasurer 
Auditing .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $111 98 

249 03 

354 17 

. 6,850 00 

50 00 

66 50 

48 25 


Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 


$7,721 41 
120 00 




. $7,729 93 
111 48 




$7,841 41 


$7,841 41 



Value of investments, $222,892.35. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



ROBERT B. BRIGHAM HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES, Parker Hill Ave., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1903.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Joel E. Goldthwait, M.D., President; Samuel A. Merrill, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer; Mary E. L. Thrasher, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment of citizens of Boston incapable 
of obtaining a comfortable livelihood by reason of chronic or in- 
curable disease. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 112, including 20 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 135; total number of hospital patients 
during year, 287; number of free patients, 110; total number of 
hospital days during year, 32,780; number of fr^e days, 27,096. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments 
Interest, dividends and rentals . 
Estate of Robert B. Brigham . 
Estate of E. F. Brigham . 
Goldthwait Research fund 

Total hospital receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$18,766 


53 


6,485 


78 


101,000 


00 


21,000 


00 


2,700 00 


$149,952 


31 


4,111 


27 


$154,063 58 



Cr. 
Administration . . . $5,069 69 
Professional care of patients . 28,353 25 
Department expenses . . 56,457 75 
General house and property ex- 
penses .... 9,012 91 
Corporation expenses . . 3,320 22 
Demand loans paid . . 50,000 00 
Construction and equipment . 1,007 30 
Miscellaneous ... 321 08 

Total hospital expenses . $153,542 20 

Cash on hand at end of year _ 521 38 

$154,063 58 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$808,000; value of investments, $180,018.65. 



THE ROBERT GOULD SHAW HOUSE, INC., 6 Hammond St., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1908.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. Frederick B. Allen, President; Rev. Charles E. Park, 
Secretary; Harold Peabody, Treasurer; Miss Marion B. Doo- 
little, Head Worker. 

To promote the social and moral welfare of the negroes of 
Boston. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 12. 

Number aided during year, 500. 



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121 



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Subscriptions and donations 
From fair ..... 
From play .... 

Interest ..... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts . . 
Borrowed ..... 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$3,897 44 


1,164 


10 


259 


50 


. 7 


81 


74 


71 


$5,403 


56 


300 


00 


162 


43 


$5,865 99 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $3,129 45 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 48 11 

Rent 675 00 

Heat, light, power and telephone . 465 66 

Loan paid .... 300 00 

Piano 100 00 

Clubs, classes and teachers . . 396 98 

Miscellaneous . . . . 611 93 

Total current expenses . . $5,727 13 

Cash on hand . . . . 138 86 

$5,865 99 



THE ROBERT TREAT PAINE ASSOCIATION, 16 State St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Rev. George L. Paine, President; John H. Storer, Clerk; Rob- 
ert Treat Paine, Treasurer. 

Distributes net income to charitable organizations. 
Number of paid employees, 3. 



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Income from investments . 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$8,513 13 


Salaries and wages 


$458 00 


73 29 


Heat, light and water 


1,208 60 




Furnishings and incidental repairs 


766 75 




Taxes 


1,815 60 




Care of real estate 


269 76 




Insurance ..... 


46 46 




Contract for automatic sprinklers 


574 55 




Gifts 

Total current expenses 


3,375 00 




$8,514 72 




Cash on hand .... 


71 70 


$8,586 42 


$8,586 42 



Value of investments, $104,442.18. 



ROXBURY CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 106 Roxbury St., Roxbury. (Incor- 
porated 1799.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Augustus Bacon, President; Albert E. Carr, Secretary, Charles 
L. DeNormandie, Treasurer; Harold K. Estabrook, General Agent. 
To assist the poor of Roxbury. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 
Number aided during year, 277. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
From trustees of Davis fund 
Legacy .... 



Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 



$601 


00 


3,018 


50 


4,176 


33 


2,000 00 


$9,795 83 


2,086 


61 


$11,882 44 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Heat, light and water 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs . 

Cleaning 

Charity . 

Telephone 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Investments 
Cash on hand . 



$3,819 89 

153 75 
139 03 

6 75 

57 63 

2,613 34 

83 64 

334 16 

$7,208 19 
2,319 84 
2,354 41 

$11,882 44 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,775.63; value of investments, $67,693.32. 



ROXBURY FEMALE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Putnam Chapel, Putnam 
St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1881.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Miss Henrietta L. Wallis, President; Miss Helen S. Rogers, 
Secretary; Charles L. DeNormandie, Treasurer. 

To aid needy women of Roxbury with material for sewing and 
in other charitable ways. 

Number aided during year, 34 individuals, 3 clubs. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions 
Income from investments 
From sales of garments 
Repayment of loan 
Miscellaneous 



$31 00 

432 40 

346 20 

10 00 

77 



Total current receipts . . $820 37 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 10 06 



$830 43 



Cr. 



To women for work 

Cost of materials 

Loan 

To aid mothers' clubs 

Cash aid 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$215 45- 

361 48 

10 00 

100 00 

9 00 

$695 93 
134 50 

$830 43 



Value of investments, $9,126.20. 



ROXBURY HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 5 Burton Ave., Roxbury. (Incor- 
porated 1856.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Martin L. Cate, President; Miss Mary S. Parker, Secretary; 
Charles L. DeNormandie, Treasurer; Mrs. Eleanor J. Jones, 
Superintendent. 

Home for Protestant American women, natives or long-time 
residents of Roxbury, and not less than sixty-five years of age. 
Admission fee, $300. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 



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123 



Number aided during year in 
tion, 3. 

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institution, 27; outside institu- 



From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Legacy .... 
Mortgage reduced 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 



$2,102 49 

627 25 

9,278 59 

100 00 

508 75 

82 

$12,617 90 



Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,999 22 



$14,617 12 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup^ 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Medical expense 

Heat, light and water 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Insurance 

Laundry .... 

Refunds to inmates . 

Funerals .... 

Outside beneficiaries 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$3,751 44 

161 75 

3,580 01 

384 47 

942 48 

471 42 
36 00 
90 38 
513 00 
115 45 
371 36 
225 19 

$10,642 95 
2,750 88 
1,223 29 

$14,617 12 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $28,000; value of investments, $183,083.58. 



ROXBURY LADIES' AID AND FUEL SOCIETY, Regent Hall, 646 Warren 
St., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Mrs. M. Levin, President; Mrs. L. E. Laskey, Secretary; Mrs. 
J, Schneider, Treasurer. 

The immediate relief of destitute Hebrew people. 
Employs a collector on commission. 
Number aided during year, about 130. 



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From beneficiaries 
Dues 

Social affairs 
Interest 



$246 00 

2,351 75 

4,940 75 

8 05 



Total current receipts . . $7,546 55 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 544 37 



$8,090 92 



Cr. 
To collector .... $349 51 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 203 17 

Rent 59 00 

Charity 5,699 53 

Loan to organization . . . 450 00 

Theatre expense . . . 102 25 

Total current expenses . . $6,863 46 

Reserve fund .... 1,00000 

Cash on hand .... 227 46 

$8,090 92 



ROXBURY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 858 Albany St., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Martin L. Cate, President; Mrs. Donald Gregg, Secretary; 
Anselm L. Bacon, Treasurer; Miss Ethel Ward Dougherty, 
Head Resident. 



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STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



A social and recreational center for the residents of the neigh- 
borhood. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 24. 

Number using house privileges, between 1,600 and 2,000. 



Dr. 



Cr, 



Subscriptions and donations 


. $4,134 04 


Salaries and wages . 


. $8,542 05 


Special donation 


7,200 00 


Printing, postage and office sup 




Entertainments 


1,532 16 


plies .... 


200 43 


Telephone 


35 28 


Provisions and supplies 


998 53 


Camp .... 


292 79 


Heat, light and power 


1,376 11 


Refunds .... 


77 21 


Furnishings and incidental re 




Dues .... 


264 49 


pairs .... 


274 04 






Taxes .... 
Telephone 


269 55 
177 07 


Total current receipts . 


. $13,535 97 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 


Parties .... 


84 09 


year .... 


334 37 


Camp .... 


892 03 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


607 56 




$13,421 46 






Cash on hand . 


448 88 




$13,870 34 


$13,870 34 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $60,000. 



KUFUS F. DAWES HOTEL ASSOCIATION, 8 Pine St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1915.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1917. 

Charles G. Dawes, President; William T. Abbott, Secretary; 
Henry M. Dawes, Treasurer; Franklin P. Daly, Manager. 
Lodging house and restaurant for the unemployed. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 12. 
Number aided during year, 110,830. 



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Lodgings 
Meals 

Property sold . 
Rental of property 



$10,716 10 

2 12 

4,000 00 

498 75 



Total current receipts . . $15,216 97 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 329 27 



$15,546 24 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $5,293 22 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 302 28 

Provisions and supplies . . 2,701 23 

Heat, light and power . . 1,689 98 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 958 85 

Miscellaneous . . . . 157 93 

Total current expenses . . $11,103 49 

Income invested . . . 2,703 61 

Cash on hand .... 1,739 14 

$15,546 24 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $117,400. 



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125 



THE RUGGLES STREET NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, 147 Ruggles St., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1917. 

Miss Adelene Moffat, Supervisor and Treasurer; Miss Annie 
Mansfield Dodd, Secretary and Head Worker. 

Clubs and classes for the social and civic welfare of the neigh- 
borhood. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16. 

Number aided during year, 296, all paying; families aided, 119. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 

Refunds . 

Fees and entertainment 



$6,74S 11 
373 92 
335 81 



$7,457 84 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$5,554 49 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


182 15 


Provisions and supplies 


47 88 


Heat, light and power 


334 67 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


371 65 


Car fares and express 


32 67 


Telephone .... 


95 04 


Boston Social Union fees and taxes 


50 00 


Camp, outings, playground and 




gardens .... 


412 91 


Classes, clubs and entertainments 


376 38 




$7,457 84 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $13,300. 



ST. ELIZABETH'S HOSPITAL OF BOSTON, 736 Cambridge St., Brighton. 
(Incorporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell, President and Treasurer; 
John J. Attridge, Secretary; John R. Slattery, M.D., Superin- 
tendent. 

To care for the sick, without regard to age, sex, color, nation- 
ality, creed or residence (excluding contagious, acute, venereal 
and mental diseases). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 151, including 60 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of beds, 200; total number of hospital pa- 
tients during year, 2,449; number of free patients, 379; total 
number of hospital days during year, 40,176; number of free 
days, 12,405; total number of visits in out-patient department 
during year, 8,713. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



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Patients' payments 

Payments by city, town or State 

Voluntary contributions . 

Interest, dividends and rentals 

Unrestricted legacies 

Birth registry 

Sale of material 

Rebates 

Exchanges 

Total hospital receipts 
Dispensary receipts 

Total receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year .... 



$86,875 54 

451 21 

7,808 91 

1,180 50 

3,717 74 

86 50 

1,063 11 

235 41 

436 90 

$101,855 82 
8,900 00 

$110,755 82 

19,019 08 

$129,774 90 



Cr. 

Administration 
Professional care of patients 
Department expenses 
• General house and property ex- 
penses . . . 

Total expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand 



$7,014 41 
23,560 37 
45,489 01 

16,299 92 

$92,363 71 

33,020 00 

4,391 19 



$129,774 90 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $431,900; amount of mortgage on same, $87,181.14; value 
of investments, $109,653.24. 



ST. JOSEPH'S HOME, 41 East Brookline St., Boston. (Incorporated 1867.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell, President and Treasurer; 
Rt. Rev. Mgr. J. P. E. O'Connell, Secretary; Sister Mary Boni- 
face, Superior. 

For unemployed women and immigrant girls. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10. 

Number aided during year, 46, viz., 35 paying, 6 partly paying, 
5 free; number of families aided (excluding individuals), 6. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $8,679 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 80 69 

Interest ..... 7 00 

Total current receipts . . $8,766 69 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,009 46 



$9,776 15 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,561 76 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


11 64 


Provisions and supplies 


6,159 15 


Heat, light and power 


705 34 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


578 23 


Miscellaneous .... 


241 35 


Total current expenses 


$9,257 47 


Cash on hand .... 


518 68 



$9,776 15 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$18,000. 



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127 



ST. LUKE'S HOME FOR CONVALESCENTS, 149 Roxbury St., Roxbury. 
(Incorporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending October JL7, 1917. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Charles E. Mason, 
Secretary; William H. Aspinwall, Treasurer; Miss Harriet O. 
Coombs, Matron. 

A convalescent home for women, without distinction as to age, 
creed or nationality. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 

Number aided during year in institution, 312, viz., 110 paying, 
202 free; outside institution, 21. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $807 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 5,952 55 

Income from investments . . 7,105 33 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

rebate national bank tax . 14 59 

Refunds 5 90 

Miscellaneous . . . . 47 35 

Total current receipts . . $13,932 72 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,736 10 



$15,668 82 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Outside relief . 

Christmas and Thanksgiving do- 
nations 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$4,365 73 

48 42 

3,202 04 

1,420 93 

1,188 74 

1,806 88 

35 00 

1,237 99 

$13,305 73 

2,363 09 



$15, 



82 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$27,819.50; value of investments, $178,393.41. 



ST. MARY'S INFANT ASYLUM AND LYING-IN HOSPITAL, Gushing 
Ave. and Jerome St., Dorchester. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell, President; Patrick F. 
McDonald, Secretary; Edward J. O'Neil, Treasurer; Sister 
Veronica, Sister Superior. 

The care of homeless and neglected children under three years 
of age, and for all the purposes of a lying-in hospital. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 86, including 35 pupil 
nurses. 

Number of children cared for in foster homes, 363; the society 
reimbursed for expense of these, exclusive of supervision: in 
full, 104; in part, 209; not reimbursed, 50; number of placing- 
out visitors, 4; total number of beds in St. Margaret's Hospital, 
44; total number of hospital patients during year, 914; total 
number of hospital days during year, 333,610. 



128 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 


. $64,340 46 


Subscriptions and donations 


. 15,028 32 


Annuities and bequests to 


m- 


come .... 


4,507 13 


Interest .... 


122 14 


Total current receipts . 


. $83,998 05 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 


year .... 


8,546 50 



892,544 55 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies including 
care of children at board 

Rent .... 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re 
pairs .... 

Interest on mortgage 

Clothing and dry goods 

Insurance, water tax and tele- 
phone .... 

Medical services 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Paid on mortgage 
Cash on hand . 



$11,422 93 

412 01 

48,251 07 

420 00 

7,544 99 

5,351 75 

602 46 

2,052 76 

715 31 

431 10 

71 50 

$77,275 88 

3,000 00 

12,268 67 

$92,544 55 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$127,800; amount of mortgage on same, $12,000. 



ST. STEPHEN'S SETTLEMENT, TRUSTEES OF, 70 State St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Harry Burnett, President; Thomas P. Beal, Jr., Secretary; 
George L. Benedict, Treasurer; Miss H. T. Johnson, Acting 
Superintendent of Welcome House, 9 Florence St. 

To hold title to real estate and funds for the benefit of mission 
work carried on by St. Stephen's Church on Florence St., Boston. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8. 

Number aided during year, 151. 



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Income from investments . . $1,126 11 

Receipts of Welcome House . 6,175 25 

Miscellaneous .... 150 00 

Total current receipts . . $7,451 36 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 2,264 53 



$9,715 89 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $2,469 07 


Printing, postage and office sup- 


plies 


92 28 


Provisions and supplies 


. 2,875 14 


Insurance . 


278 72 


Heat, light and power 


696 63 


Medical expenses 


242 75 


Telephone 


136 56 


Water rates 


73 65 


House and girls' expenses 


626 58 


Miscellaneous 


247 43 


Total current expenses 


. $7,738 81 


Cash on hand . 


. 1,977 08 



$9,715 89 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$31,431; value of investments, $24,745.84. 



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129 



ST. VINCENT'S ORPHAN ASYLUM, 56 Camden St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1834.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell, President; Thomas F. Har- 
rington, M.D., Secretary; William E. Cunningham, Treasurer; 
Sister Madeleine, Superior. 

Care of orphan girls, five to fifteen years of age. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13. 

Number aided during year, 228, viz., 47 paying, 55 partly 
paying, 126 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to in- 
come . . 
Christmas sale 
Interest . 



$7,390 29 
2,234 70 



2,724 17 

2,615 20 

308 75 



Total current receipts . . $15,273 11 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 8,862 19 



$24,135 30 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs . 
Religious 
Insurance 
Water taxes 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$1,784 00 

17 65 
8,198 66 
1,581 43 

1,858 40 

1,050 00 

202 12 

310 00 

790 47 

$15,792 73 
8,342 57 

$24,135 30 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$112,000. 



SALVATION ARMY OF MASSACHUSETTS, INC., 8 East Brookline St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Commander Evangeline C. Booth, President; Major William 
Guard, Secretary; Col. Adam Gifford, Treasurer. 

To benefit the poor by relieving their bodies from disease and 
suffering, bringing their minds and hearts under the influence of 
education and the Christian religion, and assisting them to 
establish themselves in life. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 55. 

Number aided during year in institution, 174,385, viz., 88,574 
paying, 42 partly paying, 85,769 free; outside institution, 52,524, 
all free; number of families aided, 4,787. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Percentage from corps for over- 
sight ..... 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 



$54,622 71 

44,182 94 

900 00 

18,534 00 

$118,239 65 
15,635 92 



$133, S75 57 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies . 
Rent .... 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Traveling, express and hauling 
Grants to poor corps and officers 
Grants to beneficiaries 
General and oversight expense 



. $23,907 09 


18,469 


36 


32,629 


15 


21,997 


01 


2,995 


44 


6,416 


13 


6,279 


88 


s 7,091 


OS 


7,189 


6S 


6,900 


75 


$133,875 57 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$581,579.68; amount of mortgage on same, $301,250; value of 
investments, $33,286. 



SCOTS' CHARITABLE SOCIETY, 114 State St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1786.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Robert E. May, President; Stewart W. Millar, Secretary; John 
N. Jordan, Treasurer; David R. Craig, Chairman of Relief Com- 
mittee. 

To furnish relief to Scotsmen, their immediate descendants 
and families, and to give them information and advice. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 223, viz., 6 partly paying, 217 
free; families aided, 44. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
From entertainments . 
Membership fees 
Miscellaneous 



$53 00 

15 00 

2,595 13 

112 25 

604 00 

2 00 



Total current receipts . . S3, 381 38 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 262 04 



$3,643 42 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $180 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 


plies . . . 


304 80 


Provisions and supplies 


. 1,555 89 


Rent 


231 38 


Rents to beneficiaries 


376 50 


Funeral expenses 


137 10 


Meals and lodgings 


26 50 


Aid to transients 


55 46 


Miscellaneous 


14 50 


Total current expenses 


. $2,882 13 


Cash on hand 


761 29 



$3,643 42 



Value of investments, $50,886.25. 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



131 



SEARS AND OTHER FUNDS, TRUSTEES OF, BOSTON. (Incorporated 

1912.) 

Report for year ending February 28, 1917. 

Howard Stockton, 50 State St., Boston, President; W. Rodman 
Pay, Secretary; George H. Richards, Treasurer. 

To hold and manage trust funds for charitable purposes. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 2, a cathedral and a mission. 

Cr. 



Dr. 



Rent 



$4,526 34 


Salaries and wages 


$500 00 


17,647 21 


Rent of safe 


10 00 




Interest . 


1,920 00 




Taxes 


2,294 42 




To beneficiaries 
Total current expe 


. 13,443 72 




rises . . $18,168 14 




Transfer to capital 


4,000 00 




Cash on hand . 


5 41 


$22,173 55 


$22,173 55 



Value of real estate owned and used for charitable purposes, 
,100 (part of a building); amount of mortgage on whole build- 
ing and land, $48,000; value of investments, $261,048.89. 



SHAW ASYLUM FOR MARINERS' CHILDREN, 87 Milk St., Boston. 
(Incorporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Robert G. Shaw, President; Hollis H. Shaw, Clerk and Treas- 
urer; Abbie Nichols, Superintendent. 

Aid to children and widows of mariners. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of individuals aided during year, 475; number of 
families aided (excluding individuals), 332. 

Number of children cared for in foster homes, 3; society reim- 
bursed for expense of these, exclusive of supervision: in full, 1; 
not reimbursed, 2. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . . $26,136 98 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 9,639 31 



$35,776 29 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 
Rent 

Children's aid . 
Widows' aid 
Traveling expense 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



. $2,400 00 

110 25 

150 00 

12,279 86 

8,730 00 

336 35 

$24,006 46 
11,769 83 

$35,776 29 



Value of investments, $449,300. 



132 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SOCIETY FOR HELPING DESTITUTE MOTHERS AND INFANTS, 276 
Tremont St., Boston. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Ada E. Sheffield, President; Miss Lilian Freeman Clarke, 
Secretary; Mrs. Bertram Greene, Treasurer. 

To aid destitute mothers and infants. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year, about 238, a few paying and partly 
paying, but mostly free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Sale of securities 
Refund .... 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$2,247 


1 
72 


3,203 83 


228 


50 


2,530 


56 


117 


51 


$8,328 


12 


391 


24 


$8,719 


36 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$4,017 72 


Printing, postage, office supplies 




and expense .... 


607 08 


Provisions and supplies 


622 06 


Rent 


660 00 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


30 43 


Car fares ..... 


130 35 


Burial ..... 


63 00 


Total current expenses 


$6,130 64 


Income invested 


20 12 


Cash on hand .... 


2,568 60 



5,719 36 



Value of investments, $6,338.60. 



SOCIETY FOR MINISTERIAL RELIEF, 25 Beacon St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1850.) 

Report for year ending May 2, 1917. 

Rev. Francis G. Peabody, President; Rev. Henry Wilder Foote, 
Secretary; Stephen W. Phillips, Treasurer. 

Relief of Unitarian clergymen who are in necessitous circum- 
stances, and for the destitute widows and orphans of clergymen. 

Number aided during year, 37. 



Dr. 
Income from investments . . $11,102 59 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 5,149 17 



$16,251 76 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies $21 60 

To beneficiaries . . . 10,700 00 



Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$10,721 60 

706 71 

4,823 45 

$16,251 76 



Value of investments, $216,841.95. 



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133 



SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF AGED OR DISABLED EPISCOPAL 
CLERGYMEN, 1 Joy St., Boston. (Incorporated 1846.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Rev. Prescott 
Evarts, Secretary; George P. Gardner, Treasurer. 

For the relief of aged or disabled Episcopal clergymen. 
Number aided during year, 4. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Trustees of donations 
Legacies .... 



Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$347 


87 


5,149 


64 


2,731 


66 


10,950 


00 


$19,179 


17 


3,453 


25 


$22,632 42 



Cr. 



To beneficiaries 
Safe deposit 



Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$2,150 00 

10 00 

$2,160 00 

7,110 00 

13,362 42 



$22,632 42 



Value of investments, $122,000. 



SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF 
CLERGYMEN OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 50 Con- 
gress St., Boston. (Incorporated 1841.) 

Report for year ending April 3, 1917. 

Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., President; Rev. Reuben Kid- 
ner, Secretary; Russell S. Codman, Treasurer. 

For the relief of widows and orphans of clergymen of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in Massachusetts. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number of families aided, 68. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Dividends 
Interest .... 



$1,333 09 
3,975 69 
5,117 14 



Total current receipts . . $10,425 92 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 3,011 96 



$13,437 8S 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $75 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . . . ...-'■. 75 50 

Appropriations . . . 8,012 50 

Contract payments . . . 1,541 74 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$9,704 74 
3,733 14 

$13,437 88 



Value of investments, $213,652.72. 



134 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



SOCIETY OF ST. MARGARET (St. Monica's Home), 125 Highland St., 
Roxbury. (Incorporated 1882.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

George O. G. Coale, President; Paul M. Hubbard, Secretary; 
Sister Vera Margaret, Treasurer and Sister in Charge. 

For the care and treatment of sick colored women and chil- 
dren, including a tuberculosis ward of ten to twelve beds. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 

Number aided during year, 59, viz., 33 partly paying, 26 free. 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 


$1,550 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


2,824 40 


Income from investments . 


. 248 09 


Board from patients . 


2,083 34 


From industries 


200 00 


Miscellaneous . 


51 00 



Total current receipts . . $6,956 83 

Ca3h on hand at beginning of year 510 02 



$7,466 85 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage and office sup 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 

Drugs and hospital supplies 

Express, telephone, insurance, in- 
terest and water tax 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$2,488 


38 


107 


00 


2,634 


1)4 


929 


30 


322 


74 


103 


57 



339 54 
220 40 

$7,144 97 
321 88 

$7,466 85 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,966.14; amount of mortgage on same, $2,600; value of in- 
vestments, $5,072.63. 



SOUTH BOSTON LITHUANIAN BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, 309 E St., South 
Boston. (Incorporated 1910.) 

Report for year ending October, 1917. 

William Kiadas, President; John M. Pechulis, Secretary; Con- 
stantine P. Yurgelun, Treasurer. 

A center for the Lithuanians of South Boston and vicinity; 
to assist those who are worthy to obtain an education, and to aid 
those in distress. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Free use of hall given to 3 societies. 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



135 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Loans and securities . 
Rent of halls 
From members . 
Miscellaneous . 



$171 50 
750 00 

2,949 40 

38 00 

604 48 



Total current receipts . . $4,513 38 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 455 83 



$4,969 21 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies .... 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Taxes, interest and insurance 
Notes payable . 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$919 
18 


22 
00 


532 


72 


549 


96 


1,244 


90 


950 


00 


383 


60 



$4,598 40 
370 81 

$4,969 21 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,798; amount of mortgage on same, $10,500. 



SOUTH BOSTON NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, 521 East Seventh St., South 
Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Ellerton James, President and Treasurer; Mrs. Edward C. 
Williams, Secretary; Mrs. C. W. Somes, Matron. 

Day nursery for children under five years of age whose mothers 
are obliged to work. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year, 210, all partly paying. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 



$213 25 
1,490 00 



$1,703 25 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Water insurance and repairs 
Expenses of classes 
Gardens .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Deficit from 1915 
Cash, on hand 



$478 25 

21 50 
546 50 
142 30 

87 17 
295 09 

66 90 

15 09 



$1,652 80 
38 47 
11 98 

$1,703 25 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,000. 



SOUTH BOSTON SAMARITAN SOCIETY, South Boston. (Incorporated 

1840.) 

Report for year ending November 7, 1917. 

Mrs. Elizabeth P. Holbrook, President; Miss Myra Mitchell, 
Secretary; Mrs. Sarah C. Harrington, 28 Mason Ter., Brookline, 

Treasurer. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



To assist the worthy Protestant poor of South Boston, regard- 
less of age, sex, color, etc. 

Number aided during year, 43. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 



$10 00 
40 40 



Total current receipts . . §50 40 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 3 00 



$53 40 

Value of investments, $2,000. 



Cr. 

Provisions and supplies 
Cash on hand 



$52 00 
1 40 



$53 40 



SOUTH END DAY NURSERY, 25 Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Mrs. C. S. Butler, President; Mrs. George H. "Wright, Secre- 
tary; Lincoln Bryant, Treasurer; Mrs. M. Fuller, Superintendent. 

To help needy mothers who from necessity are wage earners, 
by caring for their children during Working hours. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8. 

Number of children aided, 194; total attendance in year, 16,023. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Stibscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Sale of food and clothing 
Sale of telephone rights 

Total current receipts 
Sale of stock 
Deficit . 



$1,100 31 

2,387 44 

1,532 04 

95 67 

28 65 



56,044 11 

2,053 89 

27 93 



$8,125 93 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


. $2,540 11 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies .... 


55 75 


Provisions and supplies 


. 2,076 99 


Heat, light and power 


334 74 


Furnishings and incidental repair 


3 329 07 


Boston Transcript Company 


79 56 


Mortgage interest 


180 00 


Francis H. MacCarthy, M.D. 


165 00 


Summer outings, 1916 


134 00 


Miscellaneous 


240 30 


Total current expenses 


. $6,135 52 


Invested .... 


. 1,980 56 


Deficit, 1915-16 


9 85 



$8,125 93 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $14,900; amount of mortgage on same, $4,000; value of 
investments, $31,670.02. 



SOUTH END DAY NURSERY AUXILIARY, 25 Dover St., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1903.) 

Report for year ending May 18, 1917. 

Mrs. William G. Adams, President; Miss Marguerite Davis, 
Recording Secretary; Mrs. George A. Chapman, Treasurer. 

To assist the South End Day Nursery by paying mortgage 
and interest and helping with running expenses. 



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137 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest . 
Fair, November, 1916 
Bridge, March, 1917 . 
Miscellaneous . 



$96 00 

37 41 

1,390 29 

122 48 

13 50 



Total current receipts . . $1,659 68 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 2,039 64 



$3,699 32 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Summer outings 
Running expenses 
Interest on mortgage . 
Christmas tree expenses 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$57 49 

21 01 

150 00 

200 00 

800 00 

180 00 

70 33 

2 84 

$1,481 67 
2,217 65 

$3,699 32 



SOUTH END DIET KITCHEN, 



21 Common St. 
1882.) 



Boston. (.Incorporated 



Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. I. Tucker Burr, President; Miss Mary St. B. Eustis, 
Secretary; Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall, Treasurer; Mrs. A. C. Wilder, 
Superintendent. 

To furnish diets to the sick poor. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number of diets furnished during year, 20,452. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 



$229 77 
2,504 00 
2,445 44 



$5,179 21 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Transferred to capital 



$945 


38 


3,722 


60 


300 00 


39 


lb 


$5,007 


41 


171 


77 


$5,179 


21 



Value of investments, $46,938.98. 



THE SOUTH END HOUSE ASSOCIATION, 20 Union Pk., Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. George Hodges, President; Charles F. Ernst, Secretary; 
James A. Lowell, Treasurer; Robert A. Woods, Head of the 
House. 

For the improvement of the conditions of life and labor in a 
tenement and lodging-house district by providing opportunities 
for industrial and domestic training and for healthful, social in- 
tercourse. Co-operates with relief-giving agencies. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 25. 

Number aided during year, 2,000, viz., 1,000 partly paying, 
1,000 free. 



138 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Board of residents 
Anniversary fund 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 
Loans . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$492 94 


17,392 


22 


5,050 


00 


1,159 


50 


7,820 00 


15,620 


10 


2,175 


58 


$49,710 34 


2,000 


00 


1,933 


66 







Cr. 



$53,644 00 



Salaries and wages . 


$19,555 65 


Printing, postage and office sup 




plies .... 


622 16 


Provisions and supplies 


5,880 49 


Pent .... 


320 00 


Heat, light and power 


2,442 50 


Furnishings and incidental re- 


pairs .... 


2,169 37 


Interest and insurance 


2,391 12 


Special instruction . 


792 50 


Summer work . 


1,376 85 


Payment of loans 


4,000 00 


Miscellaneous . 


2,782 65 


Total current expenses . 


. $42,333 29 


Income invested 


. 11,310 71 




$53,644 00 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$72,200; amount of mortgage on same, $31,500; value of invest- 
ments, $24,050.25. 



SOUTH END MUSIC SCHOOL, 32 Rutland St., Boston. 

1912.) 



(Incorporated 



Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Arthur Foote, President; Annie Endicott Nourse, Secretary: 
Mrs. Henry L. Mason, Treasurer; Mrs. Catherine E. Saunders, 
Superintendent. 

To provide musical instruction and to assist in the musical 
education of the public. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 30. 

Number aided during year, 277, viz., 276 partly paying, 1 
free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$2,315 65 


Salaries and wages . 




$5,437 86 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,182 50 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Income from investments . 


450 00 


plies .... 




274 70 


From entertainments 


2,394 45 


Heat, light and power 




480 82 


Miscellaneous .... 


325 55 


Furnishings and incidental 
pairs .... 


re- 


174 63 






Total current receipts . 


$8,668 15 


Music and violin supplies . 




346 79 


Sale of securities 


7,000 00 


Telephone 




52 58- 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




Insurance 




118 50 


year 


342 25 


Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 




348 03 




$7,233 91 






Mortgage, principal and interest 


7,825 00 






Cash on hand . 




951 49 




$16,010 40 


$16,010 40 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$24,000; amount of mortgage on same, $8,000; value of invest- 
ments, $1,000. 



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139 



STUDENTS' HOUSE CORPORATION, 96 The Fenway, Boston. (Incor- 
porated 1914.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Mary S. Holmes, President; Miss Mary E. Libbey, Secre- 
tary and House Mother; Edward J. Holmes, Treasurer. 

To provide a home and otherwise benefit young women en- 
gaged in the study or teaching of any branch of art, science or 
higher education. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15. 

Number aided during year, 85, viz., 70 paying, 15 partly pay- 
ing. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries . . 

Subscriptions and donations 
Interest ..... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$25,319 92 

170 00 

86 85 

12 97 

$25,589 74 

2,510 57 



$28,100 31 



Cr. 




Salaries and wages . 


$5,558 75 


Provisions and supplies 


11,072 10 


Heat, light and power 


3,273 33 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs .... 


977 71 


Laundry .... 


535 91 


Telephone 


164 94 


Water tax 


353 20 


Insurance 


118 36 


Interest on mortgage 


2,750 00 


Interest on notes 


1,192 50 


Miscellaneous . 


374 65 


Total current expenses . 


$26,371 45 


Cash on hand . 


1,728 86 




$28,100 31 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$69,600; amount of mortgage on same, .$55,000. 



SUNNYSIDE DAY NURSERY, 16 Hancock St., Boston. (Incorporated 

1902.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Miss Frances C. Sturgis, President; Mrs. L. Cushing Goodhue, 
Secretary; I. McD. Garfield, Treasurer; Mrs. S. E. Hines, 
Matron. 

To furnish a day nursery for the care of young children of 
working women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year in institution, 88, viz., 87 paying, 
1 free; outside institution, 9. 



140 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
From subscription ball 
In memoriam 
Payment on mortgage 
Miscellaneous 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$330 04 


Salaries and wages 




$2,099 78 


2.747 00 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




660 50 


plies .... 




139 55 


3,709 75 


Provisions and supplies 




1,327 24 


500 00 


Mortgage interest and insurance . 


450 25 


1,000 00 


Heat, light and water 




579 69 


64 09 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


314 27 




Laundry .... 




182 69 




$9,012 28 


Sewing and dancing . 




183 61 


376 21 


Dentistry .... 




11 90 




Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 




47 69 




$5,336 67 




Payment on mortgage 




3,000 00 




Cash on hand . 




1,051 82 


$9,388 49 


$9,388 49 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,674.11; amount of mortgage on same, $6,000; value of in- 
vestments, $14,225.62. 



SWEDISH CHARITABLE SOCIETY OF GREATER BOSTON, 904 Tremont 
Bldg., Boston. (Incorporated 1912.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

George Nelson, President; Sigfrid Wetterling, Secretary; Carl 
JL Johnson, Treasurer. 

To furnish relief, advice and assistance to persons of Swedish 
descent and their families; also to erect and support a home for 
aged and incapacitated Swedish people. 

Number aided during year, 4; number of families aided, 5. 



Dr. 

Annuities and bequests to income . $68 00 

Refund 1 92 

Miscellaneous . . . . 31 95 

Total current receipts . . $101 87 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 326 35 



$428 22 



Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies $30 00 

Rent 5 00 

Treasurer's bond, premium . . 2 50 

Donations . . . . . 46 58 

Miscellaneous . . . . 3 00 

Total current expenses . . $87 08 

Cash on hand . . . . . 341 14 

$428 22 



Value of investments, $13,602.12. 



SWEDISH HOME OF PEACE ("FRIDHEM"), 169 Townsend St., Roxbury. 
(Incorporated 1914.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Gustaf F. Sodergren, President; Anna Gustafson, Secretary; 
John A. Danielson, Treasurer; Miss Ebba Ruhnborg, Matron. 

Home for Scandinavian working girls out of employment or 
in need of rest. 



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141 



Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 316, viz., 309 paying, 5 partly 
paying, 2 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand 



$3,399 20 

931 14 

$4,330 34 

267 62 



$4,597 96 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light, power and telephone 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Interest on mortgage . 
Water tax and moth assessment . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$781 


60 


1,973 


81 


301 


62 


44 


89 


400 


00 


25 


19 


80 80 


$3,607 91 


990 05 


$4,597 96 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; amount of mortgage on same, $8,000. 



SWISS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Boston. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

William Conza, President; Mrs. Emma Schuerch, Secretary,; 
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Fischer, 48 Weld Hill St., Forest Hills, 
Treasurer. 

Advice and financial assistance to Swiss citizens or their de- 
scendants. 

Number aided during year, 10. 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 

Subscriptions 

Interest 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$74 00 

129 00 

73 14 


Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
Insurance ..... 
Aid given ..... 

Swiss tubercular soldiers 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 


$17 50 

3 75 

41 55 

25 00 

12 90 


$276 14 
1,943 36 




$100 70 
2,118 80 


$2,219 50 


$2,219 50 



TEMPORARY HOME FOR WORKING WOMEN, 453 Shawmut Ave., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1878.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. C. A. Coolidge, President; Miss Laura Revere Little, 
Secretary; Richard C. Storey, Treasurer; Mrs. Elizabeth K. 
Russell, Superintendent. 

Temporary home and aid for unemployed working women. 
' Number of paid employees, 6. 

Number aided during year, 473, all free; families aided, 3. 



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Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$90 00 


Salaries and wages . 


$3,397 29 


Annuities and bequests to income 


2,655 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Income from investments . 


2,159 35 


plies .... 


85 SS 


Securities matured . 


1,500 00 


Provisions and supplies 


2,343 42 


Laundry ..... 


2,729 87 


Heat, light and power 


730 34 


Sewing room .... 


165 58 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




Board ..... 


1,057 66 


pairs .... 


493 68 


Lodgings .... 


20 40 


Laundry .... 


975 09 


Miscellaneous .... 


106 90 


Ice .... 


55 70 






Serving room . 


24 50 






Total current receipts . 


§10,484 76 


Insurance 


285 34 


Cash on hand at beginning of 


1,694 27 


Miscellaneous . 


579 63 


year ..... 








Total current expenses . 


$8,970 S7 






Income invested 


304 10 






Cash on hand . 


2,904 06 




$12,179 03 


$12,179 03 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,000; value of investments, $56,074. 

TRINITY CHURCH HOME FOR THE AGED (RACHEL ALLEN MEMO- 
RIAL), 135 South Huntington Ave., Boston. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Rev. Alexander Mann, D.D., President; Mrs. Percival H. 
Lombard, Secretary; Mrs. Gertrude F. Thomas, Treasurer; Miss 
Agnes Mackenzie, Matron. 

Boarding home for aged women of the church. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8. 

Number aided during year, 24. 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning 
year .... 



of 



$5,472 


50 


5,754 


00 


6,000 


00 


1,446 


80 


$18,673 


30 


1,172 


57 


$19,845 


87 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$3,776 00 
4,524 92 
1,563 47 

1,817 37 
1,077 14 

$12,758 90 
6,000 00 
1,086 97 

$19,845 S7 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$36,700; amount of mortgage on same, $5,000; value of invest- 
ments, $32,385. 



TRINITY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE AND DAY NURSERY, 406 Meridian 
St., East Boston. (Incorporated 1917.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Rev. Alexander Mann, D.D., President; Mrs. Edwin A. Locke, 
Secretary; Mrs. Charles O. Lawton, Treasurer; Mrs. Edith E. 
Van DeCarr, Matron. 

Conducting a neighborhood house and day nursery. 



Part II. 



CHAKITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



143 



Number of paid employees, 8. 

Number aided during year, 274, viz., 87 partly paying, 187 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


§348 28 


Salaries and wages . 




82,409 82 


Subscriptions and donations 


9,288 03 


Printing, postage and office 


;up- 




From treasurer of Trinity Church 


3,985 37 


plies .... 




7 53 


Miscellaneous .... 


191 89 


Provisions and supplies 
Rent .... 
Heat and light 




1,076 03 
550 00 
258 84 


Total current receipts 


$13,813 57 




Cash on hand at beginning of 




Furnishings and incidental 


re- 




year 


279 06 


pairs .... 
For purchase of real estate 
Taxes .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 




2.341 93 

6,500 00 

168 99 

193 86 




$13,507 00 






Cash on hand . 




585 63 




§14,092 63 


§14,092 63 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,500; amount of mortgage on same, S3, 000. 

UNION BELGE, 166 Devonshire St., Boston. (Incorporated 1915.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Theodore Van Wambeke, President; J. J. Emile De Bie, Secre- 
tary; Edward Totte, Treasurer. 

A Belgian headquarters in Boston to attend to the interests of 
Belgians in New England. 

Number of paid employees, 5. 

Number aided during year, 2. 



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From members .... 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$645 67 
591 85 



§1,237 52 



Cr. 



Wages .... 




$34 35 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies .... 




13 50 


Rent for meetings 




69 50 


New England Belgian Relief fund 


350 00 


To refugees 




14 90 


To allied bazaar 




68 80 


To relief concert 




447 00 


Total current expenses 


$998 05 


Cash on hand . 




239 47 




$1,237 52 



UNION RESCUE MISSION, 64A Dover St., Boston. (Incorporated 1891.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Frank F. Davidson, President; Henry J. Christopher, Secre- 
tary; Charles W. Davidson, Treasurer; P. E. Call, Superintendent. 

The rescue of lost men and women and the reconstruction of 
broken lives. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 

Number aided during year, 2,000, all free; number of families 
aided, 250. 



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Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . §59,559 49 

Annuities and bequests to income 2,000 00 

Income from bank . . . 115 31 

Miscellaneous . . . . 79 86 



Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



561,754 66 



193 96 



861,948 62 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$4,605 96 


Printing, postage and office sup 




plies .... 


826 10 


Provisions and supplies 


433 79 


Rent .... 


366 67 


Heat, light and power 


244 84 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs .... 


155 37 


Temporary aid 


448 00 


Telephone advertising 


255 05 


Travel, annual meeting 


224 89 


New building campaign 


7,291 59 


Mortgage and taxes . 


13,320 09 


Miscellaneous . 


153 64 


Total current expenses . 


828,325 99 


Cash on hand . 


33,622 63 




861,948 62 



Value of real estate owned, $14,000; value of investments, 
$4,000. 



VINCENT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, 125 South Huntington Ave., Boston. 

(Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending March 1, 1917. 

George H. Davenport, President; Rev. Reuben Kidner, Secre- 
tary; Charles H. Parker, Treasurer; Miss Jean C. Fraser, Super- 
intendent. 

Hospital care for poor women and girls over twelve years of 
age. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 15. 

Number of beds, 24. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 260; number 
of free patients, 100; total number of hospital days during year, 
5,705; number of free days, 2,953. 



Patients' payments . 
Voluntary contributions . 
Interest, dividends and rentals . 
From investments 
Attendants .... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



87,547 04 

4,704 50 

17 56 

5,900 00 

309 00 

72 12 

$18,550 22 

671 13 



819,221 35 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$8,242 11 


Food 


5,074 IS 


Gas and electricity . 


556 14 


General house and property ex- 




penses . . . . . 


1,482 13 


Coal and wood 


1,152 20 


Hospital supplies . . . 


943 14 


Repairs . . ... 


786 22 


Miscellaneous . . . . 


636 11 


Total current expenses . 


$18,872 23 


Cash on hand . . . . 


349 12 




$19,221 35 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$79,207.39; amount of mortgage on same, $10,000; value of 
investments, $172,774.72. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



145 



WASHINGTONIAN HOME, 41 Waltham St., Boston. (Incorporated 1859.) 

Report for year ending April 28, 1917. 

George Holden Tinkham, President; George B. Stebbins, 
Secretary; Henry W. Hart, Treasurer; Hugh Barr Gray, M.D., 
Superintendent and Physician. 

Treatment and care of male inebriates. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10. 

Number aided during year, 1,053, viz., 1,020 paying, 33 free. 



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From beneficiaries 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$12,758 00 

5,000 00 

4,082 96 

92 20 


$21,933 16 
7,934 66 


$29,867 S2 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$5,935 16 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


694 34 


Provisions and supplies 


6,972 11 


Heat, light and power 


2,027 59 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs ..... 


5,417 49 


Insurance . ... 


486 88 


Miscellaneous . 


70 66 


Total current expenses . 


$21,604 23 


Income invested 


3,000 00 


Cash on hand .... 


5,263 59 




$29,867 82 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$61,000; value of investments, $99,893.24. 



THE WIDOWS' SOCIETY IN BOSTON, 87 Milk St., Boston. (Incorpo- 
rated 1828.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Miss Anna T. Reynolds, President; Mrs. William C. Loring, 
Secretary; Henry S. Hunnewell, Treasurer. 

To visit and aid widows and unmarried women over sixty 
years of age. 

Number aided during year, 130. 



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Subscriptions and donations . $4,226 00 

Income from investments . . 11,282 04 

Total current receipts . . $15,508 04 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 2,357 58 



$17,865 62 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies $738 75 

Paid to widows . . . 14,356 72 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$15,095 47 
2,770 15 

$17,865 62 



Value of investments, $254,380.23. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



WINCHESTER HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 10 Eden St., Charlestown. 
(Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Walter S. Glidden, President; Leslie Langill, Secretary; 
William P. Hart, Treasurer; Mrs. Cora A. Roberts, Matron. 

Home for women over sixty years of age, of American parent- 
age, and residents of Charlestown for ten years. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 

Number aided during year, 45. 



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From beneficiaries . . . $2,223 90 

Subscriptions and donations . 529 85 

Income from investments . . 13,332 78 

Total current receipts . . $16,086 53 
Cash or band at beginning of 

year ...... 777 55 



$16,864 08 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re 
pairs .... 

Real estate expense . 

Funeral expense 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



. $3,514 


25 


180 


73 


5,575 30 


1,737 


86 


1,166 36 


2,792 


44 


307 


65 


561 


64 


. $15,836 23 


871 


35 


156 


50 


$16,864 08 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$51,253.50; value of investments, $192,271.89. 



WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL, 
Parker Hill Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Carrie N. Walsh, President; Mrs. Mary L. Colton, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Margaret T. Blanchard, Treasurer. 

To aid in the work of the New England Baptist Hospital. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Proceeds from garden party- 
Proceeds from sale 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year . 



$326 16 
139 00 
258 00 

$723 16 

457 55 

$1,180 71 



Cr. 
Printing and postage . 
Furnishings 
Two free beds . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$58 90 

200 00 

500 00 

65 80 


$824 70 
356 01 


$1,180 71 



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147 



WOMAN'S CHARITY CLUB, Parker Hill Ave., Roxbury. (Incorporated 

1889.) 

Report for year ending April, 1917. 

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Otis, President; Mrs. Lydia R. Tallman, 
Secretary; Mrs. Adelaide A. White, Treasurer. 

To assist in maintaining the Massachusetts Woman's Hospital. 



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From bazaar 

Due3 

Committees 

Junior Charity Club 

Miscellaneous . 



Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$2,007 


51 


648 


00 


633 


25 


1,083 94 


106 


12 


$4,478 


82 


931 


51 


$5,410 


33 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 

Rent 

Granolithic walk at hospital 
State federation tax . 
Massachusetts Woman's Hospital 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$130 82 


90 


00 


125 


0Q 


17 


00 


4,824 


00 


66 


05 


$5,252 


87 


157 


46 


$5,410 


33 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$36,600. 



WOMAN'S SEAMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY, 14 Beacon St., Boston. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. H. D. Heathfield, President; Mrs. Henry Delano, Clerk; 
Mrs. Josephine B. White, Treasurer. 

To provide necessary clothing for the sailor, and work for his 
general welfare, in connection with and as auxiliary to the 
Boston Seaman's Friend Society. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Life memberships 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 







$1,102 49 


2,103 


66 


358 


48 


80 00 


$3,644 


63 


170 06 


$3,814 


69 



Cr. 



Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


$328 75 


Provisions and supplies 


450 40 


Rent and expense 


142 43 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


19 46 


Attorney's fees .... 


153 00 


Charity and society work . 


428 48 


Taxes ..... 


67 72 


Total current expenses 


$1,590 24 


Income invested 


1,089 17 


Cash on hand .... 


1,135 28 




$3,814 69 



Value of investments, $7,981.95. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1' 



WOMEN'S EDUCATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL UNION, 264 Boylston St., 
Boston. (Incorporated 1880.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Mrs. Mary Morton Kehew, Acting President; Mrs. Mabel W. 
Whidden, Secretary; Mrs. Helen Peirce, Treasurer. 

To promote the educational, industrial and social advancement 
of women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, approximately 325. 

Number aided during year, 2,479, viz., 301 by employment, 
216 by special befriending, 1,962 by general advice. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
From all departments 
Miscellaneous 



$16,956 03 

195 45 

609,476 86 

1,559 65 



S62S.1S7 99 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Rent 

Heat, light and power 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Applied against deficit 



§199,620 29 

12,330 07 

9,426 08 

402,994 11 

$624,370 55 
3,817 44 

$628,187 99 



Value of investments, S42.530.3S. 



WOMEN'S EDUCATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL UNION, TRUSTEES OF, 
Boston. (Incorporated 1914.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Henry Lefavour, LL.D., President; George U. Crocker, 50 
Congress St., Boston, Secretary and Treasurer. 

To increase fellowship among women in order to promote the 
best practical methods of securing their educational, industrial 
and social advancement, and to that end to hold, manage, apply 
and expend property and moneys for the Women's Educational 
and Industrial Union. 



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From Women's Educational and 

Industrial Union . . , $1,710 00 

Income from investments . . 1,985 88 

Miscellaneous . . . . 213 50 



Total current receipts . . $3,909 38 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 225 72 



$4,135 10 



Cr. 
Interest on mortgage . 
Paid Women's Educational 

Industrial Union 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



and 



$3,461 25 

262 74 

78 85 

$3,802 84 
332 26 

$4,135 10 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$385,000; amount of mortgage on same, $128,000; value of in- 
vestments, $35,530. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



149 



WORKING GIRLS' HOME AND HOME OF THE GREY NUNS, 89 Union 
Park St., Boston. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

His Eminence Cardinal O'Connell, President and Treasurer; 
Rt. Rev. Mgr. J. P. E. O'Connell, Secretary; Sister M. Duffin, 
Superior. 

To provide a home for respectable working girls at a low rate. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28. 

Number aided during year, 3,575, viz., 3,541 paying, 22 partly 
paying, 12 free; number of families aided (excluding individuals), 
12. 



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Bequests to income 
Board 

Interest . 
Work 
Miscellaneous . 



Total current receipts 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year ..... 



$721 02 

42,526 23 

18 32 

854 82 

20 00 

$44,140 39 

2,498 62 



$46,639 01 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs .... 

Interest on mortgage 

Water .... 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$6,487 25 

80 00 

23,746 25 

4,299 96 

690 28 

4,250 00 

201 30 

20 00 

$39,775 04 
6,863 97 

$46,639 01 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$190,000; amount of mortgage on same, $85,000. 



Braintree. 

BRAINTREE FRIENDLY AID ASSOCIATION, Braintree. (Incorporated 

1916.) 

Report for year ending March 1, 1917. 

Mrs. M. Oakland Patton, President; Mrs. Margaret A. Collins, 
Secretary; M. E. Macdonald, 560 Commercial St., Braintree, 
Treasurer. 

To secure the co-operation of churches, overseers of the poor, 
philanthropic and charitable societies, and benevolent individ- 
uals; to provide facilities for meeting cases of need by means of 
an exchange of confidential information between these organi- 
zations and individuals; and to work along all philanthropic lines 
for the betterment of the people of Braintree. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . SI, 304 77 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 350 47 



81,655 24 



Salaries and wages . . . $1,140 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . . . . . 48 74 
Provisions and supplies . . 79 92 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$1,268 66 
386 58 



$1,655 24 



Bridge water. 

BRIDGEWATER VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, Bridgewater. (Incor- 
porated 1911.) 

Report for year ending August 31, 1917. 

Miss Edith M. Ames, President; Mrs. Lois T. Blake, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Alice V. Pratt, 94 Broad St., Bridgewater, Treasurer. 

To give the sick, and especially those of limited means, the 
best home nursing under existing circumstances; also to assist 
in projects to benefit the public health. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 185, viz., 175 paying, 10 free; 
families aided, excluding individuals, 124. 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Membership fees 
Life membership 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
vear ..... 



S563 55 

455 39 

189 00 

1 00 


$1,208 94 
181 53 


SI, 390 47 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies .... 

Provisions and supplies 

Car fares of nurse 

Telephone 

Membership in Massachusetts 
District Nurse Association 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$975 00 

19 24 

5 00 

17 53 

11 32 

1 00 
25 00 

$1,054 09 
336 38 

$1,390 47 



Value of investments, 81,085.85. 



Brockton. 

THE BROCKTON BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, White Ave., Brockton. 
(Incorporated 1916.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Warren A. Reed, President; Ernest C. Sabine, Secretary and 
Superintendent; Charles A. Jenney, Treasurer. 

To minister to the needs of the underprivileged boys socially, 
physically, mentally and morally. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number of members, 627, all partly paying. 



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151 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 



Cr. 



$3,334 39 


Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage and office sup- 


$1,696 88 




plies ..... 


295 69 




Heat, light and power 


113 29 




Furnishings and incidental repairs 


51 56 




Entertainment committee . 


309 36 




Loan ..... 


396 13 




Deficit of 1916 (overdraft) . 


81 76 




Education and athletic com- 






mittees ..... 


116 16 




Miscellaneous .... 
Total current expenses 


198 73 




$3,259 56 




Cash on hand .... 


74 83 


$3,334 39 


$3,334 39 



BROCKTON DAY NURSERY, 39 Everett St., Brockton. (Incorporated 

1907.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1917. 

Mrs. John A. Jones, President; Mrs. Ernest Dewyer, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Ellis B. Ford, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary B. Mayer, 
Matron. 

To care for young children during the working hours of the 
mothers. The building and endowment fund is held by the 
corporation of the Douglas Gift to the Brockton Day Nursery. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 3,826, all partly paying. 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Tag day . . 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$430 11 

301 00 

525 32 

612 22 

25 29 


Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . , 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Telephone .... 
Water and sewer 

Tag day 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 


$853 23 

495 99 

270 23 

374 95 

23 02 

40 54 

54 41 

83 06 


$1,893 94 
861 64 




$2,195 43 
560 15 


$2,755 58 


$2,755 58 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,000. 



BROCKTON HOSPITAL COMPANY, 680 Centre St., Brockton. (Incor- 
porated 1890.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

George H. Leach, President; Dr. Loring B. Packard, Secre- 
tary and Superintendent; William G. Allen, Treasurer. 

Care of medical, surgical, obstetrical and emergency cases. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Number of paid officers or employees, 45, including 20 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 1,244; number 
of free patients, 53; total number of hospital days during year, 
20,596; number of free days, 206; total number of visits in out- 
patient department during year, 1,660. 



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Patients' payments . . . $21,799 63 

Payments by city, town or state 8,000 00 

Voluntary contributions . . 4,221 65 

Interest, dividends and rentals . 8,076 83 

Free beds .... 2,650 00 

Miscellaneous . 624 51 

Total hospital receipts . . $45,372 62 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 3,446 54 

$48,819 16 



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Administration 


$3,968 71 


Professional care of patients 


10,704 83 


Department expenses 


15,245 49 


General house and property ex- 




penses . 


10,152 69 


Corporation expenses 


1,180 75 


New construction 


6,448 88 


Total hospital expenses . 


$47,701 35 


Cash on hand . 


1,117 81 




$48,819 16 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$94,370.16; value of investments, $179,230.12. 



BROCKTON VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, 33 Cottage St., Brockton. 
(Incorporated 1910.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Mrs. Herbert L. Tinkham, President; Mrs. Joseph Hewett, 
Secretary; Mrs. Charles S. Pierce, Treasurer; Mrs. Mary McGee, 
Superintendent of Nurses. 

To give the sick, and especially those of limited means, the 
best home nursing under existing circumstances. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
City of Brockton 
Metropolitan Life Insurance 
Company .... 
Room rent .... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on band at beginning of 



$1,201 95 

4,363 00 

56 92 

1,160 42 

797 08 

246 25 

156 11 

$7,981 73 

2,279 27 



$10,261 00 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Rent .... 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Car fares and taxi service . 
Salary of clerk and office expense 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$6,227 52 

330 28 

429 50 

70 75 

63 85 

349 57 

394 58 

48 82 

58 66 

$7,973 53 

466 26 

1,821 21 

$10,261 00 



Value of investments, $2,099.87. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



153 



WALES HOME FOR AGED WOMEN, 553 North Main St., Brockton. (In- 
corporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Horace A. Keith, President; Mrs. Lillian M. Keith, Secretary; 
Frank E. Packard, Treasurer; Emily A. Silver, Matron. 

Home for aged women not less than seventy years of age 
and residents of Brockton for five years preceding application. 
Admission fee, $250. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year, 18. 



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From beneficiaries . . . $1,424 56 

Subscriptions and donations . 78 13 

Annuities and bequests to income 4,216 37 

Income from investments . . 436 50 

Miscellaneous . . . . 1 51 



Total current receipts . . $6,157 07 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,111 26 



$7,268 33 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $1,584 70 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 1 69 

Provisions and supplies . . 2,817 02 

Heat, light and power . . 823 90 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 933 12 

Miscellaneous .... 480 41 

Total current expenses . . $6,640 84 

Cash on hand .... 627 49 

$7,268 33 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$21,000; value of investments, $103,692.42. 



Brookline. 

BROOKLINE DAY NURSERY, 10 Walter Ave., Brookline. (.Incorporated 

1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Frederic Higginson, President; Mrs. George D. Burrage, 
Secretary; Mrs. Charles F. Richardson, Treasurer; Miss Gena 
N. Dorsey, Matron. 

The care of children, under six years of age, during the day, 
while their mothers are at work. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 

Number aided during year, 135, all paying; number of families 
aided, 70. 



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Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
From fair ..... 
From entertainment . 
From clothing sale 

Total current receipts 
Cash and investments on hand at 
beginning of year . 



$429 


86 


2,027 


50 


115 


27 


1,913 


00 


250 


00 


90 


57 


84,826 20 


2,916 


73 


§7,742 


93 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,048 76 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


90 37 


Provisions and supplies 


1,025 53 


Insurance ..... 


54 00 


Heat, light, power and water 


99 29 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


236 92 


Telephone .... 


27 78 


Rent of safe deposit box 


5 00 


Federation of day nurseries 


3 00 


Summer playground . 


162 00 


Total current expenses 


$3,752 65 


Cash and investments on hand . 


3,990 28 




$7,742 93 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $1,011.11. 



THE BROOKLINE FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Union Building, corner Walnut 
and High Sts., Brookline. (Incorporated 1905.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Mrs. James M. Codman, President; Charles Clifford Payson, 
Secretary; Albert P. Briggs, Treasurer; Mrs. Elizabeth K. J. 
Taft, Superintendent. 

To co-operate with the poor of Brookline in efforts for their 
improvement. Incidentally, numerous departments have been 
established, as summer camp, district nurse, etc. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10. 

Number aided during year, 1,847, viz., 142 paying, 136 partly 
paying, 1,569 free; families aided, 352. 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries . 




$1,171 10 


Subscriptions and donations 




12,628 14 


Annuities and bequests to income 


25 00 


Income from investments . 




817 34 


Rents .... 




134 00 


Moving picture receipts 




1,070 20 


Total current receipts 


$15,845 78 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 




year .... 




1,941 46 



$17,787 24 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $7,561 42 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 493 19 

Provisions and supplies . . 2,689 53 
Heat, light and power . . 872 76 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs ..... 476 48 
Summer camp .... 1,546 76 
Moving pictures . . . 2,036 38 

Interest 276 63 

Insurance .... 320 86 

Miscellaneous . . . . 64 12 

Total current expenses . . $16,338 13 

Cash on hand .... 1,449 11 

$17,787 24 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$54,106.39; amount of mortgage on same, $4,500; value of in- 
vestments, $18,290.12. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



155 



FREE HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN, Pond Ave., Brookline. (Incorporated 

1879.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

George R. Fearing, Jr., President; Nathaniel U. Walker, Secre- 
tary; Frederick J. Bradlee, Treasurer; Miss H. J. Ewin, Super- 
intendent. 

Care and treatment of needy women suffering from diseases 
peculiar to their sex. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 45, including 17 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 990, all free; 
total number of hospital days during year, 15,057, all free; 
total number of visits in out-patient department during year, 
8,164. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 

Total current receipts . 
From various funds 
Bequests and investments 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year ..... 



$22,376 61 
23,036 12 

$45,412 73 
20,830 86 
41,854 47 

3,565 07 



$111,663 13 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies . 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re^ 

pairs .... 
Medical laboratory supplies 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
To various funds 
Investments . 
Cash on hand 



$19,359 18 

254 19 

11,240 88 

7,543 06 

979 73 

3,824 28 
1,530 42 

$44,731 74 

22,889 01 

42,774 60 

1,267 78 

$111,663 13 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$150,000; value of investments, $517,750.45. 



Cambridge. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF CAMBRIDGE, 763 Massachusetts Ave., 
Cambridge. (Incorporated 1883.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Carroll W. Doten, President; Edith Forbes Webster, Secre- 
tary; Henry A. Nichols, Treasurer; Miss Mary L. Birtwell, 
General Secretary. 

To promote co-operation among societies and individuals; to 
study the needs of all applicants and secure prompt and adequate 
treatment; to develop self-help; preserve the home; encourage 
thrift; diminish pauperism; enlist and train volunteers, etc. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 



156 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



Number of families or 
733; number of families 
relief, 223. 



individuals dealt with or worked for, 
or individuals who received material 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$8,063 65 


Salaries and wages 




$6,255 21 


Income from investments . 


748 12 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Refunds from New England Tele- 




plies .... 




483 24 


phone and Telegraph Company 


82 75 


Rent .... 
Light .... 




631 96 
3 15 






Total current receipts 


§8,894 52 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


77 70 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 


96 25 


Telephone 

Car fares .... 

Delegates to conferences 

Interest on note 

Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 




224 52 
163 56 
88 78 
159 50 
187 87 




$8,275 49 






Cash on hand 




715 28 




$8,990 77 


$8,990 77 



Value of investments, $16,148.37. 



AVON HOME, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1874.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

William W. Dallinger, President; Mrs. Livingston Stebbins, 
Secretary; Miss Mary A. Ellis, Treasurer; Miss Emma O. Stan- 
nard, General Secretary. 

Cares for children (boys and girls) found destitute within the 
limits of Cambridge (placing work). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number of children cared for in foster homes, 191; the society 
reimbursed for expense of these, exclusive of supervision: in full, 
58; in part, 109; not reimbursed, 24; monthly average number 
of children under supervision in foster homes, 90; number of 
placing-out visitors, 1, and general secretary. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
From country week committee . 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$6,125 


66 


4,498 


15 


4,600 00 


9,396 40 


1,754 


92 


$26,375 


13 


777 


59 


$27,152 


72 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$4,189 73 


Printing, postage and office sup 




plies .... 


451 36 


Traveling 


136 88 


Rent .... 


690 00 


Insurance 


53 50 


Clothing .... 


368 97 


Boarding women 


9,560 06 


Board at infants' hospital . 


600 00 


Country week board 


1,754 92 


Cost of auto and maintenance 


1,809 67 


Miscellaneous . 


510 64 


Total current expenses . 


$20,125 73 


Income invested 


6,645 07 


Cash on hand . 


381 92 




$27,152 72 



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157 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $220,797.14. 



THE BAPTIST HOME, 308 Brookline St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending January 16, 1917. 

Conroy P. Hall, President; William Albert McCoy, Secretary; 
Franklin P. Daly, Treasurer; Anna M. Cummings, Matron. 
Home for aged persons of the Baptist faith in Massachusetts. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 
Number aided during year, 35. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts . 
From sale of securities 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year ..... 



$1,640 00 


6,126 


16 


7,731 


73 


$15,497 


89 


10,200 


00 


1,881 


96 


$27,579 85 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Milk .... 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Insurance 
Water tax 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . . . 



$3,262 00 

87 29 

2,656 19 

445 24 

1,095 27 

104 16 
110 89 
127 81 
590 21 

$8,479 06 

15,598 19 

3,502 60 

$27,579 85 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000; value of investments, $90,000. 



CAMBRIDGE ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS ASSOCIATION, 689 Massachusetts 
Ave., Cambridge. (Incorporated 1912.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Eugene A. Darling, M.D., President; Mrs. Mabel Greeley 
Smith, General Secretary; A. Mead Wheeler, Treasurer. 

To study conditions concerning tuberculosis in Cambridge; to 
inform the community as to causes and prevention of tubercu- 
losis; and to arouse general interest in securing adequate provi- 
sion for the care of tuberculous patients in their homes, in hos- 
pitals, and in sanatoria. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of children cared for in summer open-air school, 113. 



158 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations . $2,760 55 

From sale of Red Cross Christmas 

seals 945 29 

Interest 17 85 



Total current receipts . . §3,723 69 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 10 89 



$3,734 58 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies 
Telephone 
Rent 
Light 
Interest 

Summer outdoor school 
Educational 
Delegate to conferences 
Dues and donations . 

Total current expenses 
Loans repaid 
Cash on hand 



81,512 00 

284 17 

66 59 

300 00 

63 

3 50 

783 47 

167 65 

100 55 

20 00 

$3,238 56 

400 00 

96 02 

$3,734 58 



CAMBRIDGE HOMES FOR AGED PEOPLE, 360 Mt. Auburn St., Cam- 
bridge. (Incorporated 1887.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 



W. Aubin, Secretary; 
Christine Nicholson, 



Jeremiah Smith, Jr., President; Helen 
George Howland Cox, Treasurer; Miss 
Matron. 

Home for Protestant persons not less than sixty-five years of 
age, and residents of Cambridge for ten years or more. Admis- 
sion, $300 for single person; $450 for couple. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 16. 

Number aided during year in institution, 58; outside institu- 
tion, 1. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Legacies .... 



Total current receipts . . 818,779 69 

Sale of rights .... 272 00 

Paid on mortgage notes . . 759 17 

Fox fund interest ... 7 96 

Sale of securities . . . 2,025 00 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 1,830 89 



$2,603 90 
1,458 35 
9,360 49 
5,356 95 



823,674 71 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . .85,112 63 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 75 60 

Provisions and supplies . . 6,532 30 
Heat, light and power . . 1,994 02 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 1,197 05 

Burial expenses . . . 384 94 

Telephone . . . . 36 94 

Outdoor relief .... 306 00 

Water rates . . . . 431 33 

Miscellaneous .... 421 75 

Total current expenses . . $16,492 56 

Capital invested . . . 4,720 00 

Cash on hand .... 2,462 15 

$23,674 71 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$109,066.66; value of investments, $194,660.43. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



159 



CAMBRIDGE HOSPITAL, 330 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1871.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Henry P. Walcott, M.D., President; Albert M. Barnes, Secre- 
tary; George A. Giles, Treasurer; Miss Alma E. Grant, Superin- 
tendent. 

Hospital for sick and disabled persons. Chronic and conta- 
gious diseases (except scarlet fever and diphtheria) not admitted. 
No other restrictions. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 84, including 30 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 1,432; number 
of free patients, 193; total number of hospital days during year, 
24,142; number of free days, 3,467; total number of visits in out- 
patient department during year, 8,484. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
From city of Cambridge . 
Voluntary contributions 
Interest, dividends and rentals 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital receipts . 
Transferred from general fund 



$33,797 48 


1,757 


85 


1,426 29 


16,027 


20 


2,801 


46 


$55,810 28 


11,739 


10 


$67,549 


38 



Cr. 
Administration . . . $3,443 21 
Professional care of patients . 16,948 47 
Department expenses . . 29,835 84 
General house and property ex- 
penses 13,883 60 

Corporation expenses . . 221 00 

Furniture and furnishings . . 2,007 05 

Miscellaneous .... 1,210 21 

$67,549 38 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$294,107.47; value of investments, $331,870.29. 



CAMBRIDGEPORT FRUIT AND FLOWER MISSION, Cambridge. (In- 
corporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Miss Susan A. Hovey, President; Miss Alice C. Taylor, Secre- 
tary; Miss Sarah A. Wilson, 360 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, 
Treasurer. 

To distribute fruit, flowers and delicacies among the sick poor 
of Cambridge. 

Number aided during year, 60. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
From bank 



$42 25 
100 99 



$143 24 



Cr. 

Collecting and delivering 

Meat 

Pillow cases 

Boxes 

Miscellaneous 



$69 00 


50 48 


8 00 


7 20 


8 56 



$143 24 



Value of investments, $1,721.47. 



160 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



CAMBRIDGE VISITING NURSING ASSOCIATION, 35 Bigelow St., Cam- 
bridge. (Incorporated 1904.) 

Report for year ending February 1, 1917. 

Mrs. Woodward Emery, President; Miss Elizabeth B. Piper, 
Secretary; Miss Alberta M. Houghton, Treasurer; Miss Agnes 
Turner, Superintendent. 

The amelioration of human suffering. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 21. 

Number aided during year, 2,346, viz., 600 paying, 1,336 
partly paying, 410 free. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
From special services of nurses . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$6,058 


63 


2,428 


96 


130 00 


447 


50 


1,087 


80 


304 


52 


$10,457 41 


130 


86 


$10,588 27 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Car fares 

Interest on mortgage 
Insurance 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$5,642 


76 


183 


IS 


2,454 


32 


438 


02 


685 


70 


508 


00 


100 00 


101 


06 


94 


00 


6 81 



$10,213 85 
100 00 

274 42 

$10,588 27 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$15,500; amount of mortgage on same, $4,000; value of invest- 
ments, $11,519.66. 



COLUMBUS DAY NURSERY OF CAMBRIDGE, 252 Green St., Cambridge. 
(Incorporated 1912.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Jeremiah F. Sullivan, President; Cornelius R. McLaughlin, 
Secretary; Timothy W. Good, Treasurer; Mrs. E. A. Madden, 
Matron. 

To provide a home during the daytime for the children of 
working mothers, and for other charitable purposes. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year, in nursery, 160, all partly paying. 
Work procured for 108 women. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



161 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Interest ..... 
Rent 

Total current receipts 
On account of unpaid bills . 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$321 


75 


1,052 


89 


5 


13 


165 00 


$1,544 


77 


59 


72 


587 


61 


9.9. 109 


in 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Interest on mortgage . 
Taxes .... 
Overhead .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$816 00 

12 68 
294 92 
179 15 

11 70 
125 00 

35 42 
154 53 

$1,629 40 
562 70 

$2,192 10 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,500; amount of mortgage on same, $2,500. 



EAST END CHRISTIAN UNION, 7 Burleigh St., Cambridge. (Incorpo- 
rated 1889.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mary A. Brigham, President; Priscilla P. Jouett, Secretary; 
Henry M. Spelman, Treasurer; Artemus Packard, Head Worker. 

For the purpose of carrying forward, on a non-sectarian basis, 
Sunday school, temperance, industrial and such other work as 
shall seem best for the good of the neighborhood. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 230, all partly paying. 



Dr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$1,611 60 


Annuities and bequests to income 


500 00 


Income from investments . 


170 59 


Rent of hall and dues 


199 75 


City of Cambridge 


35 00 


Fairs and sales .... 


1,456 29 



Total current receipts . . $3,973 23 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,909 92 



$5,883 15 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,970 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


133 44 


Provisions and supplies 


43 30 


Heat, light, power, water and 




telephone .... 


517 75 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


46 77 


Insurance ..... 


28 51 


Playground .... 


143 45 


Kindergarten .... 


110 78 


Thanksgiving and Christmas 


87 59 


Miscellaneous .... 


174 22 


Total current expenses 


$3,255 81 


Transferred to permanent fund . 


1,600 00 


Cash on hand .... 


1,027 34 




$5,883 15 



Value of investments, $6,800. 



162 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE HOLY GHOST HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES, 1575 Cambridge St., 
Cambridge. (Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Sister Mary A. Fennell, President, Secretary, Treasurer and Su- 
perintendent. 

Care of the tubercular, regardless of race, creed or color. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 55. 

Number aided during year in institution, 112, viz., 72 paying, 
9 partly paying, 31 free; outside institution, 765, all free. Num- 
ber of families aided, 62. 



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Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests 

Income from investments . 

Board .... 



SI, 047 53 

2,741 21 

234 51 

38,406 25 



Total current receipts . . §51,429 50 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 7,660 43 



$59,089 93 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs 
Telephone 
Refunded 
Alms 
Medicine 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



§7,146 54 

601 36 

33,419 21 

3,319 11 

5,046 76 
162 68 
376 56 
352 30 

1,600 89 
385 28 



$52,410 69 
6,679 24 



$59,089 93 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$179,200; value of investments, $25,000. 



THE LAMSON HOME, 320 Brookline St., Cambridge. (Incorporated 

1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Conroy P. Hall, President; William Albert McCoy, Secretary; 
Franklin P. Daly, Treasurer. 

Home for aged members of Baptist churches, preference being 
given to Baptist ministers, their wives, widows or (adult) or- 
phans. 

The institution is managed by the Baptist Home, and the in- 
come from its investments is paid over to said corporation. 



Dr. 

Income from investments . 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$937 71 
644 75 



$1,582 46 



Cr. 



Baptist Home funds 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$255 64 

1,015 00 

311 82 

$1,582 46 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,000; value of investments, $8,000. 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



163 



MIDDLESEX CHARITABLE INFIRMARIES, INC., 67 Fourth St., East 
Cambridge. (Incorporated 1916.) 

Report for year ending June 15, 1917. 

John Rankin McVey, President; Bruce Wyman, Secretary; 
John Hall Smith, M.D., Treasurer; Minnie Hum, Superintendent 
of Nurses. 

Relief of the sick and injured (except contagious and insane 
cases). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 28, including 12 pupil 
nurses; total number of hospital patients during year, 311; 
number of free patients, 17; total number of hospital days 
during year, 3,195; number of free days, 170; total number of 
visits in out-patient department during year, 18,678. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Voluntary contributions 

Total hospital receipts 
Dispensary receipts . 

Total receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$7,300 70 
4,095 00 



$11,395 70 
1,072 21 



$12,467 91 
56 17 



$12,524 



Cr. 



Administration 


$2,712 61 


General house and property ex- 




penses . 


4,604 42 


Maintenance . 


1,070 00 


School of nursing 


1,536 27 


Light and heat 


1,157 42 


Telephone and insurance . 


287 00 


Total hospital expenses . 


$11,367 72 


Dispensary expenses 


1,100 19 


Total expenses 


$12,467 91 


Cash on hand . 


56 17 




$12,524 08 



Canton. 

CANTON HOSPITAL AND NURSING ASSOCIATION, High St., Canton. 
(Incorporated 1917.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. Eliza R. Sumner, President; Miss Mary A. Fenno, Secre- 
tary; E. H. R. Revere, Treasurer; Miss Villa M. Treffrey, Super- 
intendent. 

Maintaining a hospital and supplying visiting nurses in Canton 
and vicinity. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10, including 2 attendant 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 279; number of 
free patients, 3; total number of hospital days during year, 3,004; 
number of free days, 109; total number of visits in out-patient 
department during year, 228. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17, 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Patients' payments 


. $4,117 16 


Administration . 


$3,024 05 


Payments by city, town or State . 155 20 


Department expenses 


1,950 12 


Voluntary contributions 


. 3,265 67 


General house and property ex- 




Dental clinic payments 


125 66 


penses . 


2,399 04 


Supplies sold 


15 36 


Corporation expenses 


53 96 


Miscellaneous . 


35 89 


Salary of dentist 


187 00 






Miscellaneous . 


58 62 






Total hospital receipts 


. $7,714 94 








Cash on hand at beginning of 


year 63 64 


Total hospital expenses . 


$7,672 79 






Cash on hand .... 


105 79 




$7,778 58 


$7,778 58 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
>,000; amount of mortgage on same, $4,000. 



Chelsea. 

CHELSEA DAY NURSERY AND CHILDREN'S HOME, 148 Shawmut St., 
Chelsea. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

J. F. Knowlton, President; Miss A. Louise Long, Secretary; 
Mrs. Florence M. Knowles, Treasurer; Mrs. Mabel L. Black- 
burn, Matron. 

Day nursery and temporary care for children (boys and girls) 
under the age of twelve years, whose parents or legal guardians 
are residents of Chelsea. 

Number of paid employees, 5. 

Number aided during year, 80, viz., 76 paying, 4 partly paying. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$1,642 37 


Salaries and wages 




$1,569 45 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,781 22 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Income from investments . 


94 50 


plies .... 




28 35 


Membership dues 


199 00 


Provisions and supplies 




995 71 


Miscellaneous 


2 32 


Heat, light and power 




354 61 






Furnishings and incidental repairs 


248 17 






Total current receipts 


$3,719 41 


Water .... 




40 22 


Cash on hand at beginning of yeai 


19 01 


Telephone 

Loan .... 




31 59 
44 00 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 




256 43 




$3,568 53 






Cash on hand 




169 89 




$3,738 42 


$3,738 42 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$19,000. 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



165 



CHEVRA KADISHA OF CHELSEA, corner of Fourth and Walnut Sts., 
Chelsea. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 24, 1916. 

L. S. Weinberg, President; N. Ta5 r mor, Secretary; S. Lavetts, 
Treasurer. 

To bury the dead of the poor Hebrews of Chelsea in the cem- 
etery in Montvale owned by the corporation. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Employs a collector on commission. 

Number aided during year, 83, viz., 48 paying, 9 partly paying, 
26 free. 



Subscriptions and donations 
Lots sold ..... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Loans from Treasurer 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$165 


70 


1,159 


00 


86 05 


$1,410 


75 


177 


26 


1,304 


08 







Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Printing and postage 

Water tax 

Insuring . 

Donations 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 

Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 



$2,892 09 



$431 


99 


5 


(ID 


10 


00 


16 


80 


103 


00 


9 


05 


66 


25 


$642 09 


2,250 00 


$2,892 


09 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $3,250. 



OLD LADIES' HOME ASSOCIATION OF CHELSEA, 3 Nichols St., Chelsea. 
(Incorporated 1885.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Roscoe Pierce, President; Edwin H. Curry, Treasurer; Mrs. 
Ida M. Benson, Matron. 

Home for Protestant women at least sixty years of age and 
residents of Chelsea for ten years. Admission fee, $150. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 9. 



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From beneficiaries . . . $300 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 968 51 

Income from investments . . 3,096 86 

Bonds collected . . . 2,000 00 

Total current receipts . . $6,365 37 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,927 57 



$8,292 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$1,000 01 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies ..... 


1 75 


Provisions and supplies 


1,076 48 


Safe deposit box 


5 00 


Heat, light and power 


292 69 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


149 66 


To inmates .... 


168 00 


Funeral expenses 


287 50 


Water taxes .... 


25 74 


Total current expenses 


$3,006 83 


Cash on hand .... 


5.2S6 11 




$S,292 94 



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Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,500; value of investments, $66,186.11. 



RUFUS S. FROST GENERAL HOSPITAL, 100 Bellingham St., Chelsea. 

(Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Edward E. Willard, President; Oliver E. Wyeth, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Emily Pine, Superintendent. 

Treatment of sick persons. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 47, including 22 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 1,690; number 
of free patients, 58; total number of hospital days during year, 
20,353; number of free days, 796. 



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Patients' payments . 
Payments by city, town or State 
Voluntary contributions 
Interest, dividends and rentals 
Unrestricted legacies 
Sale of supplies and telephone 

calls 
Sale of land 
Corporation dues 
District nurse . 
Loan paid 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital receipts 
Sale of bond 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . 



$38,852 65 


1,978 


56 


8 


70 


733 


57 


500 


00 


582 


89 


2,281 


31 


82 


00 


474 


80 


200 


00 


524 


35 


S46.218 


83 


1,000 


00 


409 


42 


S47.fi28 


25 



Cr. 



Department expenses 


313,733 87 


General house and property ex- 




penses . 


25,997 31 


Interest . 


1,027 50 


New laundry . 


2,447 50 


Land bought . 


1,000 00 


Rent 


1,511 00 


Total hospital expenses . 


$45,717 18 


Cash on hand . . . . 


1,911 07 



$47,628 25 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$60,000; amount of mortgage on same, $19,350; value of invest- 
ments, 817,950. 



RUFUS S. FROST GENERAL HOSPITAL AID ASSOCIATION, Chelsea. 
(Incorporated 1916.) 

Report for year ending May 9, 1917. 

Mrs. F. A. Fitch, President; Mrs. John H. Gilmore, Secretary; 
Mrs. Grenville S. Bell, 78 Washington St., Chelsea, Treasurer. 

To assist the Rufus S. Frost General Hospital and maintain 
therein a free bed. 



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167 



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Interest 

Carnation day sale 
Flag day sale 
Whist parties 
Membership dues 
Food sale . 



$115 16 

1,049 93 

843 45 

71 80 

67 00 

145 59 



Total current receipts . . $2,292 93 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,747 17 



$4,040 10 



Cr. 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 

Linen .... 

Dishes and silver 

Free bed .... 

Paid on lot for proposed nurses 
home .... 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$19 95 
728 44 
191 46 
250 00 

1,000 00 
78 64 



$2,268 49 
1,771 61 

$4,040 10 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,000; amount of mortgage on same, $1,000. 



SOLDIERS' HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS, TRUSTEES OF, Crest Ave., 
Chelsea. (Incorporated 1877.) 

Report for year ending June 30, 1917. 

Eli W. Hall, President; Joseph B. Maccabe, Secretary; Charles 
K. Darling, Treasurer; Richard R. Foster, Commandant. 
Care of indigent soldiers and sailors of any war. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 172. 
Number aided during year, 740. 



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From, beneficiaries . 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Sale of second-hand articles 
Effects of deceased members 
Burial expenses refunded 
Insurance refund 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



Cr. 



$154,810 68 


Salaries and wages . 


$56,139 43 


584 91 


Printing, postage, express, office 


4,289 95 


supplies, etc. 


1,551 76 


448 00 


Provisions and supplies . 


49,616 32 


5,220 80 


Insurance 


655 02 


321 10 


Heat, light, power and water 


20,584 22 


22 50 


Furnishings and incidental re- 






pairs .... 


10,220 03 




$165,697 94 


Permanent repairs . 


6,247 89 




Hospital expense 


3,058 31 


36,923 28 


Clothing 


5,119 51 




Farm and live stock 


1,035 82 




Securities 


4,404 32 




Paid heirs of deceased members 


4,075 99 




Burial expenses 


962 85 




Current expense 

Total current expenses 


1,370 86 




$165,042 33 




Cash on hand 


37,578 89 


$202,621 22 


$202,621 22 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$485,302; value of investments, $68,069.50. 



168 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 



[P. D. 17. 



(Incorporated 



Chicopee. 

THE SHERMAN REST HOME, 259 Chicopee St., Chicopee. 

1900.) 

Report for year ending November 5, 1917. 

Miss Clara F. Palmer, President; Howard L. Holt, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Mrs. Henrietta Macomber, Matron. 
Vacation rest home for working girls and women. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 
Number aided during year, 8. 



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Subscriptions and donations 
Interest .... 
Rent of land and barn 
Board and room 
Telephone 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$22 00 


70 


52 


60 00 


160 46 




35 


$313 


33 


2,036 


16 


$2,349 


49 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Telephone .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$202 60 

3 71 

252 67 

94 50 

57 65 

18 83 

$629 96 
1,719 53 

$2,349 49 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,450. 

Clinton. 

CLINTON ASSOCIATION FOR THE RELIEF AND CONTROL OF TUBER- 
CULOSIS, 28 High St., Clinton. (Incorporated 1911.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Dr. Walter P. Bowers, President; Miss Ellen K. Stevens, 
Secretary; John S. Scully, Treasurer. 

Relief and control of tuberculosis. 

Number aided during year, 18, viz., 10 paying, 6 partly paying, 
2 free; families aided, 1. 



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Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Sale of Red Cross seals 
Memberships .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$99 70 

212 90 

393 39 

7 00 



$712 99 
290 67 



$1,003 66 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Rent of hall 
Red Cross seals 
To Cortes Memorial Tuberculosis 

Hospital 
Educational 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$11 90 
,3 00 

68 84 

500 00 
34 47 
13 54 



$631 75 
371 91 



$1,003 66 



Value of investments, $4,667.65. 



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169 



THE CLINTON HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, 271 Church St., Clinton. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 18, 1917. 

Jonathan Smith, President; Eli Forbes, Secretary; Walter R. 
Dame, Treasurer; Mrs. W. W. Pratt, Superintendent. 

Home for respectable and indigent men and women at least 
sixty years of age and residents of Clinton. Admission fee, $200. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 15. 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Membership dues 
Rent .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 
Sale of securities 
Withdrawn from bank 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . 



$910 


00 


217 


00 


10,000 00 


2,095 


92 


158 


00 


46 


26 


124 


22 
40 


$13,551 


1,650 


00 


700 


00 


351 


15 


$16,252 


55 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup 

plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 
Payment on account of Home 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Medicine and clothing 
Taxes .... 
Funeral expenses 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$1,861 42 

50 16 

2,037 73 

350 00 

753 23 

374 37 
83 25 
26 25 
65 00 
22 99 

$5,624 40 

10,263 19 

364 96 

$16,252 55 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000; value of investments, $69,701.75. 



CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, Highland St., Clinton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1899.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Dr. Walter P. Bowers, President; Eli Forbes, Secretary; 
Thomas S. Davis, Treasurer; Miss Marion B. Dibblee, Superin- 
tendent. 

Care and relief of sick or injured persons, irrespective of creed, 
nationality or color. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 47, including 27 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 854; total 
number of hospital days during year, 15,430. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



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Patients' payments . 
Payments by city, town or State 
Voluntary contributions . 
Interest, dividends and rentals 
Notes payable . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital receipts . 
Dispensary receipts . 

Total receipts 
Withdrawn from investments 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . 



$18,547 69 


4,611 


26 


9,440 45 


5,310 


98 


7,000 


00 


41 


30 


$44,951 


68 


2,434 


64 


$47,386 32 


9,462 


14 


1,142 


81 
27 


$57,991 



Cr. 
Administration 
Professional care of patients 
Department expenses 
General house and property ex- 
penses . 

Total expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$11,010 16 

6,649 62 

14,376 90 

19,247 85 

$51,284 53 
4,731 87 
1,974 87 



$57,991 27 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$103,000; value of investments, $98,315.12. 

Concord. 

CONCORD FEMALE CHARITABLE SOCIETY, Concord. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending January 12, 1917. 

Mrs. Sherman Hoar, President; Mrs. Charles E. Brown, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Herbert W. Hosmer, Treasurer. 

To relieve distress, encourage industry and promote virtue and 
happiness among the female part of the community; especial 
attention given to the needs of poor children. 

Number aided during year, 25. 



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Subscriptions and donations 

Income from investments 

Assessments 

From associate members 



$39 00 
110 30 
199 00 
515 00 



Total current receipts . . $863 30 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 20 07 



$883 37 



Cr. 




Printing and postage . 


$22 89 


Provisions and supplies 


409 44 


Rent ..... 


72 00 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


38 68 


Clothing .... 


12 52 


Gifts 


30 00 


Doctors' bills 


16 50 


Car fare for invalid boy 


28 00 


Miscellaneous 


12 00 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$642 03 
241 34 



$883 37 



Value of investments, $2,750. 



CONCORD'S HOME FOR THE AGED, 32 Walden St., Concord. (Incorpo- 
rated 1887.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

William Wheeler, President; Miss Marion B. Keyes, Secretary; 
William H. Brown, Treasurer; Mrs. Anna R. Miller, Matron. 



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171 



Home for aged persons not less than sixty years of age and 
residents of Concord for at least five years. Admission fee, 
Number of paid employees, 2. 
Number aided during year, 9. 



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From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Bonds matured and sold 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$98 45 


Salaries and wages 


$978 00 


127 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




2,632 53 


plies .... 


29 45 


15 00 


Provisions and supplies 


860 79 




Telephone 


24 00 




$2,872 98 


Heat, light and fuel . 


380 05 


2,000 00 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


188 78 


744 99 


New bathroom, etc. . 


210 26 




Nursing and care of inmates 


551 50 




Medical attendance and medicine 


73 54 




Funeral expenses 


50 00 




Interest .... 


54 75 




Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 


. 39 01 




$3,440 13 




Income invested 


1,907 99 




Cash on hand 


269 85 


$5,617 97 


$5,617 97 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $56,678.77. 



NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS ASSOCIATION, Concord. (Incorporated 

1889, 1893.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. Willard T. Perrin, President; Mrs. Emma H. Watkins, 
Clerk; C. H. J. Kimball, Treasurer; Clarence W. Williams, 
Corresponding Secretary; Miss Edith F. Bennett, Superintendent. 

Hospital service, medical, surgical and obstetrical work. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 19, including 6 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 311; number 
of free patients, 16. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Patients' payments . 


$9,246 19 


Administration 


$304 89 


Voluntary contributions . 


100 00 


Professional care of patients 


2,615 76 


Interest, dividends and rentals . 


139 75 


Wages .... 


1,392 71 


Miscellaneous .... 


85 27 


Provisions and groceries 


2,831 72 






Fuel, water and light 


1,537 14 






Total hospital receipts . 


$9,571 21 


General house and property ex- 




Deficiency at end of year . 


1,071 76 


penses .... 


827 61 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




Laundry . . . 


755 12 


year ..... 


475 36 


Postage, car fare, express . 


234 92 






Telephone 


150 80 






Furnishings 


296 31 






Printing and stationery 


66 65 






Miscellaneous . 


104 70 




$11,118 33 


$11,118 33 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$47,959.84; value of investments, $4,590. 



172 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 1' 



Danvers. 

DANVERS HOME FOR THE AGED, Park St., Danvers. (Incorporated 

1901.) 

Report for year ending June 1, 1917. 

John S. Learoyd, President; Ethel B. Waldron, Secretary; 
George O. Stimpson, Treasurer; Emma J. Fairfield, Matron. 
Home for aged persons over sixty-five. Admission fee, $200. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 
Number aided during year, 8. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments 
Admission fees 
Lawn party- 
Entertainment 
Rent of barn 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts 
Bond matured . 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$144 00 

1,590 73 

400 00 

34 00 

31 85 

67 00 

113 73 

$2,381 31 

1,000 00 

667 99 



$4,049 30 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage and office sup 

plies 
Provisions and supplies 
Medicine . 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Burial expenses . 
Telephone 
Nurse 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$694 17 

32 97 
901 74 

66 21 
244 87 
420 24 
254 00 

33 05 
655 58 

16 32 
202 92 

$3,522 07 
223 23 
304 00 

$4,049 30 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of investments, $28,383.03. 



DANVERS VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, 428 Maple St., Danvers. 
(Incorporated 1908.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Mrs. George W. Towne, President; Miss Clara Putnam Hale, 
Secretary; Miss Isabel B. Tapley, Treasurer. 

To assist those residents of Danvers who need the services of 
a trained nurse, and to encourage effort for the scientific care of 
the sick. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 542. 



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173 



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Patients' fees .... 

Metropolitan Insurance Company 

Supplies . 

Members' fees . 

Legacy 

Societies . 

Entertainments 

Interest 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$372 


60 


257 


50 


1 


08 


924 


41 


1,016 48 


60 


00 


349 


25 


22 


69 


$3,004 01 


456 


61 


S3, 460 


62 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 

Traveling expenses 

Telephone 

Printing and postage 

Supplies . 

Miscellaneous 



Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$1,636 35 


88 


39 


22 


28 


8 


83 


42 


31 


7 


40 


$1,805 


56 


1,016 


48 


638 


58 


$3,460 62 



Special funds on hand, $1,866.39. 

Dedham. 

DEDHAM EMERGENCY NURSING ASSOCIATION, 15 School St., Dedham. 
(Incorporated 1893.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Miss Margaret Warren, President; Miss Mary F. Snelling, 
Secretary; William C. Williams, Treasurer. 

To provide nurses for the poor and sick in Dedham. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year in institution, 48, viz., 24 paying, 
24 free; outside institution, 356, viz., 178 paying, 178 free. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Metropolitan Life Insurance Com- 
pany 

Nurse's board .... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$3,371 


28 


200 


00 


92 


30 


834 


80 


168 00 


29 


08 


$4,695 


46 


726 


88 


$5,422 


34 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 


$2,774 68 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies . . . ■ . 


347 63 


Provisions and supplies 


184 42 


Rent 


274 00 


Heat, light and power 


198 77 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


239 58 


Laundry ..... 


21 30 


Transportation for accident cases 


148 00 


Nursery ..... 


70 22 


Miscellaneous .... 


5 45 


Total current expenses 


$4,264 05 


Bequest invested 


200 00 


Cash on hand .... 


958 29 



$5,422 34 



Value of investments, $2,300. 



DEDHAM TEMPORARY HOME FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, Wash- 
ington St., Dedham. (Incorporated 1863.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Miss Mary deF. Denny, President; Miss E. N. Converse, 
Secretary; Miss A. E. Wilson, Treasurer; Miss Lola Merriman, 
Matron. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



A temporary home for tired or convalescent women. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 

Number aided during year, 417, viz., 416 partly paying, 1 free. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to in- 
come ..... 
Income from investments . 
Rent of land .... 

Total current receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



Cr. 



$4,901 74 


Salaries and wages . 


$3,574 05 


1,717 20 


Printing, postage and office sup- 






plies . 


108 70 


2,000 00 


Provisions and supplies 


3,810 58 


2,252 10 


Heat and light 


641 67 


93 75 


Furnishings, incidental repairs 






and general house expenses 


1,349 60 




$10,964 79 


Rent of safe . . ... 


10 00 




Tax on rented land . 


36 00 


111 78 


Extraordinary repairs 
Total current expenses . 


1,253 01 




$10,783 61 




Cash on hand .... 


292 96 


$11,076 57 


$11,076 57 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,400; value of investments, $53,600. 



Easthampton. 

HELPING HAND SOCIETY, Manchester Block, Easthampton. (Incorpo- 
rated 1913.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Mrs. E. S. Winslow, President; Miss Edna P. Russell, Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Charles W. Rust, Treasurer. 

To help the worthy poor of the town, and to carry on the 
visiting nurse work. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of families aided during year, 47. 



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Subscriptions and donations 


. $1,562 20 


Entertainments 


668 98 


Dues .... 


21 50 


Interest .... 


22 12 


Miscellaneous . 


15 82 



Total current receipts . . $2,290 62 

Money loaned for hospital bills . 42 00 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 917 43 



$3,250 05 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




$1,174 50 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies .... 




54 60 


Provisions and supplies 




673 55 


Rent, heat, light and power 




98 96 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


24 75 


Relief work 




208 07 


Sewing class 




20 20 


Hospital bills 




130 82 


Miscellaneous . 




18 71 


Total current expenses 


$2,404 16 


Cash on hand 




845 89 




$3,250 05 



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175 



Everett. 

EVERETT COTTAGE HOSPITAL CORPORATION (runs Whidden Memo- 
rial Hospital), 100 Fremont Ave., Everett. (Incorporated 1894.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Herbert P. Wasgatt, President; Edwin A. Hilton, Secretary; 
F. Frederick Driscoll, Treasurer; Miss Hannah F. Seavey, Super- 
intendent. 

General hospital work; reduced charges and free treatment 
when patients cannot afford to pay full rates. Creed, color or 
sex not considered. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 17, including 11 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 464; number 
of free patients, 25; total number of hospital days during year, 
5,420; number of free days, 200. 



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Patients' payments . . . $6,698 42 

Payments by city, town or State 1,152 44 

Voluntary contributions . . 2,764 42 

Free bed . . . . 300 00 

Nursing service . . . 69 74 

Miscellaneous . . . . 52 06 

Total hospital receipts . . $11,037 08 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 175 39 



$11,212 47 



Cr. 
Administration 
Professional care of patients 
General house and property ex- 
penses . 

Total hospital expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$780 00 
1,377 55 



,765 70 



$10,923 25 
289 22 



$11,212 47 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000. 



EVERETT HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, 14 Hosmer St., Everett. (In- 
corporated 1902.) 

Report for year ending April 5, 1917. 

John H. Stone, President; Lena B. Sanborn, Secretary; A. H. 
St. C. Chase, Treasurer; Lydia J. Chase, Matron. 

To provide for the support of aged persons of the Protestant 
faith. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 5. 



176 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts 
Loss . 



$378 08 
929 49 



$1,307 57 
327 71 



$1,635 28 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $416 00 

Provisions and supplies . . 562 48 

Heat, light and power . . 145 00 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 179 73 

Nurses 216 50 

Taxes 115 57 

$1,635 28 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,800; value of investments, $18,088.21. 

NEW ENGLAND HOME FOR DEAF MUTES (Aged, Blind or Infirm), 112 
Fremont Ave., Everett. (Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Rev. A. Z. Conrad, D.D., President; Herbert R. Leisk, Secre- 
tary; Phineas Hubbard, Treasurer; Mrs. Mabel A. Crockett, 
Matron. 

The care of aged, blind or infirm deaf mutes. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 

Number aided during year, 11, viz., 5 partly paying, 6 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . §380 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 3,845 24 

Annuities and bequests to income 1,000 00 

Income from investments . . 36 51 

Miscellaneous .... 415 64 



Total current receipts . . §5,677 39 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 145 27 



$5,822 66 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . SI, 840 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 208 88 

Provisions and supplies . . 1,419 11 

Pent 130 00 

Heat, light and power . . 402 58 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 99 93 

Drugs and medicines . . . 28 31 

Interest 135 24 

Paid on loans .... 1,120 00 

Miscellaneous .... 367 76 

Total current expenses . . $5,751 81 

Cash on hand . . . . 70 85 

$5,822 66 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
',500; mortgage on same, $1,330; value of investments, $16,200. 



Fairhaven. 

FAIRHAVEN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 

1896.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. C. Warren White, President; Miss Georgie E. Fairfield, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

To help the sick and needy. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 31 individuals and 30 families. 



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177 



Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$45 00 


Salaries .... 


$50 00 


Income from investments . 


401 60 


Printing, postage and office s 


up- 


From ball .... 


154 12 


plies .... 


5 58 






Provisions and supplies 
Telephone 


91 66 


Total current receipts 


$600 72 


25 00 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 


789 93 


Clothing .... 


27 39 






Coal and wood . 


374 80 






Cash .... 


9 00 






Community nurse 


40 00 






Shoes and rubbers 


85 57 






Sanatorium 


102 13 






Medicine, milk and eggs 


115 16 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 


27 




$926 56 






Cash on hand 


464 09 




$1,390 65 


$1,390 65 



Value of investments, $10,040. 



THE LADIES' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Fairhaven. (Incorporated 1898.) 
Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Lillian G. Delano, President; Ardra A. Delano, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 



Relief of the poor. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$150 31 
8 11 



$158 42 
78 45 



$236 87 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power . 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$2 04 
28 20 
11 15 
35 36 
8 75 



$S5 50 
151 37 



$236 87 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,200. 



Fall River. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF FALL RIVER, 84 North Main St., Fall River. 
(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

A. J. Abbe, M.D., President; Oliver S. Hawes, Treasurer; 
Alice M. Bell, General Secretary. 

To secure the concurrent and harmonious action of the differ- 
ent charities in Fall River, in order to raise the needy above 
relief, prevent begging and imposture, and diminish pauperism. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of families aided during year, about 150. 



ITS 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . SI, 663 50 

Income from investments . . 102 48 

Total current receipts . . §1,765 98 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 63 15 



$1,829 13 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . . . . . 
Rent . . . . . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$1,021 94 

35 40 

240 00 

48 22 

$1,345 56 

483 57 

$1,829 13 



Value of investments, $1,750. 



BISHOP STANG DAY NURSERY, 217 Third St. , Fall River. (Incorporated 

1909.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rt. Rev. Daniel F. Feehan, D.D., President; James H. 
Mahoney, Secretary; Rt. Rev. James E. Cassidy, Treasurer; 
Rev. Mother Theresa, Superior. 

The care of poor children during the day; also a milk station. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 

Number of families aided during year, 200; aggregate attend- 
ance, 19,546; average attendance, 69. 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 
Interest 



$2,756 85 
53 10 



Total current receipts . . $2,809 95 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 2,071 81 



$4,881 76 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




$488 50 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




plies .... 




4 15 


Provisions and supplies 




942 63 


Heat, light and power 




371 76 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


219 23 


Kindergarten supplies 




6 99 


Insurance .... 




24 00 


Miscellaneous . 




1 00 


Total current expenses 


$2,058 26 


Cash on hand 




2,823 50 


. 


$4,881 76 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$45,000. 



BOYS' CLUB OF FALL RIVER, 374 Anawan St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1892.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1917. 

Bertram H. Borden, President; Walter I. Nichols, Secretary; 
James W. Bence, Treasurer; Thomas Chew, Superintendent. 

To improve the moral, physical and social nature of boys and 
young men by providing suitable games, libraries, baths and 
gymnasiums. 



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CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



179 



Number of paid officers or employees, 11. 

Number aided during year, 1,820, all partly paying. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 

Loans to income 



Cr. 



$6,864 59 


Salaries and wages . 




$6,623 00 


4,530 46 


Printing, postage and office 


sup 




1,443 95 


plies .... 




173 14 


16 14 


Provisions and supplies 




1,475 88 




Heat, light and power 




2,967 94 




$12,855 14 


Furnishings and incidental 


re 






pairs .... 




888 04 


48 78 


Water .... 




533 31 


11 67 


Federal tax 




120 00 




Miscellaneous . 




134 28 


$12,915 59 


$12,915 59 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate pur- 
poses, $250,000; value of investments, $15,867. 



CHILDREN'S HOME OF FALL RIVER, 427 Robeson St., Fall River. (In- 
corporated 1873.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Benjamin S. C. Gifford, President; Ellen M. Shove, Secretary; 
Oliver K. Hawes, Treasurer; Miss Elizabeth T. Colburn, Matron. 

To care for orphan or otherwise needy children (boys and 
girls). 

Number of paid employees, 8. 

Number aided during year, 109, viz., 89 partly paying, 20 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


. $2,534 75 


Salaries and wages . 


$3,643 50 


Subscriptions and donations 


838 79 


Provisions and supplies 


3,932 20 


Income from investments . 


9,661 71 


Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re- 


1,155 68 






pairs . 


1,288 94 






Clothing . 


356 57 






Miscellaneous . . . . 
Total current expenses . 


685 51 




$11,062 40 






Income invested 


1,972 85 




$13,035 25 


$13,035 25 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $167,320.28. 



DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION OF FALL RIVER, 374 Anawan St., 
Fall River. (Incorporated 1912.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

William B. Hawes, President; Mrs. Mary L. Richards, Secre- 
tary; Edward Brayton, Treasurer; Miss Mary A. Jones, Super- 
intendent. 



180 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



To care for sick persons in their homes, and to instruct mem- 
bers of the household in simple rules of hygiene. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 15. 
Number aided during year, 5,410. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$S,034 65 


Salaries and wages . 


$10,227 99 


Subscriptions and donations 


3,395 88 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Sale of milk .... 


155 65 


plies . . . . . 


150 81 


Receipts at Settlement House . 


452 13 


Provisions and supplies 


415 91 


Miscellaneous . . . . 


33 89 


Milk 


188 62 






Car tickets for nurses 

Expenses at Settlement House . 


499 40 

1,024 78 


Total current receipts . 


$12,072 20 


Cash on hand at beginning of 


1,193 05 


Miscellaneous . 


42 49 










Total current expenses . 


$12,550 00 






Cash on hand . . . . 


715 25 




$13,265 25 


$13,265 25 



FALL RIVER ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS SOCIETY, 387 High St., Fall River. 
(Incorporated 1908.) 

Report for year ending November 12, 1917. 

Robert C. Davis, President; Thomas Chew, Secretary; Mrs. 
Catherine C. Kieran, Treasurer. 

To prevent tuberculosis, and to better the condition of persons 
suffering from it. 

Number of paid employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 1,945, all free. 



Dr. 
Subscriptions and donations 
Membership fees 
Sale of Red Cross seals 
Interest ..... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$5 00 


248 


00 


1,543 


99 


26 


21 


$1,823 


20 


575 


61 


$2,398 


81 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
Red Cross Christmas seals . 
Children's tent and furnishing 
Patient's board at Sharon . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . . . . 



$7S0 00 



28 


17 


269 


27 


304 


76 


57 00 


44 


15 


$1,483 35 


915 


46 


$2,398 


81 



FALL RIVER DEACONESS HOME, 825 Second St., Fall River. (Incorpo- 
rated 1893.) 

Report for year ending March 21, 1917. 

Dr. William P. Pritchard, President; Mrs. S. W. Gibbs, Secre- 
tary; John W. Bury, Treasurer; Miss B. Marion Hope, Super- 
intendent. 

Supports a home for deaconesses of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, an industrial home for girls, an industrial school, with 
classes in cooking, sewing, etc., and a fresh-air cottage at Oak 
Bluffs. 



Part II. 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



181 



Number aided during year in institution, 50, viz., 10 paying, 
20 partly paying, 20 free; outside institution, 1,200, viz., 50 
paying, 100 partly paying, 1,050 free; families aided, 100. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$280 


50 


Allowances to deaconesses, pro 




Subscriptions and donations 


2,145 


89 


bationers, etc. 


$1,472 00 


Annuities and bequests to income 


1,670 00 


Printing, postage and office sup 




Income from investments . 


4,465 


05 


plies .... 


70 94 


Board ..... 


1,127 


18 


Provisions and supplies 


4,850 09 


Miscellaneous .... 


155 


86 


Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re- 


866 42 










Total current receipts 


$9,844 


48 


pairs .... 


229 14 


Loans to income 


695 


00 


Travel .... 


148 09 


Cash on hand at beginning of 






Insurance and taxes . 


137 84 


year . . . 


201 


53 


Payment and interest on note 
Loan .... 


542 08 
690 00 








Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


50 00 




$9,056 60 








Income invested 


1,023 47 








Cash on hand . 


660 94 




$10,741 


01 


$10,741 01 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$22,000; value of investments, $60,000. 

» 

FALL RIVER HEBREW WOMEN'S CHARITABLE INSTITUTION, Union 
Street Synagogue, Fall River. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending May, 1917. 

Mrs. B. Radnosky, President; Mrs. Rose Lubinsky, Secretary; 
Mrs. Sarah Reback, Treasurer. 
To help the poor. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 



Cr. 



$160 00 


Printing, postage and office supplies 
Rent 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 


$15 00 
25 00 




$40 00 
120 00 


$160 00 


$160 00 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; amount of mortgage on same, $3,500. 



FALL RIVER WOMEN'S UNION, 101 Rock St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1887.) 

Report for year ending January 2, 1917. 

Mrs. J. M. Morton, Jr., President; Mrs. Edward S. Adams, 
Secretary; Miss Annie E. Allen, Treasurer; Mrs. Sarah B. Buffin- 
ton, House Superintendent; Miss Florence A. Pitcher, Social 
Superintendent. 



182 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



A building for girls' clubs; classes in cooking, sewing, gymna- 
sium and restaurant. Provides lodging for women of limited 
means. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 

Bequests 

Income from investments 

Renting rooms 

Proceeds from bazaar 

Renting halls . 

Miscellaneous . 

Total receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year . 



S686 50 

10,594 83 

2,196 87 

2,184 05 

1,004 00 

22 00 

58 57 

$16,746 82 

177 99 



$16,924 81 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Printing and postage 
Supplies . 
Water 

Heat, light and power 
Repairs . . . 

Board of employees . 
Social department 
Insurance 
Telephone 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$2,036 84 

25 81 

415 59 

152 18 

1,179 64 

142 96 

792 50 

234 03 

92 73 

127 39 

101 92 

$5,301 59 

11,498 83 

124 39 

$16,924 81 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $43,189.92. 



FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY OF FALL RIVER, 621 Second 
St., Fall River. (Incorporated 1911.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Rt. Rev. Daniel F. Feehan, President; Alice Whealan, Secretary; 
Anna Jacques, Treasurer; Antonia Barreto, Superior. 

Industrial school for girls; visiting and aiding the poor; as- 
sisting and caring for discharged female prisoners. 

Number aided during year, 464, all free; number of families 
aided, 296. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $2,571 91 

Miscellaneous .... 2,000 00 

Total current receipts . . $4,571 91 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 494 24 



$5,066 15 



Cr. 
Provisions and supplies 
Rent 
Heat, light and power 



$2,119 51 
427 50 
225 48 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 1,337 43 
Payment on debt . . . 500 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 184 98 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$4,794 90 
271 25 

$5,066 15 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$10,000. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



183 



HEBREW LADIES' AID ASSOCIATION, Pearl Street Synagogue, Fall Biver. 
(Incorporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending January 5, 1917. 

Fannie Callie, President; Mrs. Jennie Katzen, Secretary; Mrs. 
I. Jacobson, Treasurer. 

To help the poor and needy of the Hebrew faith. 
Number of families aided, 9. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $433 03 

Interest ..... 72 96 



Total current receipts . . $505 99 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 75 



$506 74 



Cr. 
Printing, postage and office supplies $25 00 



Rent 

Relief of needy . 


30 00 
. 450 99 


Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 


. $505 99 
75 



$506 74 



Value of investments, $1,200.24. 



HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, 1168 Highland Ave., Fall River. (Incorpo- 
rated 1891.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Hon. Milton Reed, President; Louise L. Hathaway, Secretary; 
Edward S. Adams, Treasurer; Mrs. Fanny Reynolds, Matron. 

To care for aged men and women of good character, not less 
than sixty -eight years of age, who have resided in Fall River 
ten years. Entrance fee, $250 and transfer of property. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 8. 

Number aided during year, 31. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts . 
Securities sold and matured 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . 



$4,209 02 


599 


30 


33,116 67 


8,257 


24 


964 


13 


$47,146 


36 


17,597 


50 


601 


85 


$65,345 


71 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 


$3,540 19 


Provisions and supplies 


3,617 13 


Heat, light and power 


1,455 03 


Furnishings and incidental re 




pairs .... 


433 61 


Insurance 


107 09 


Miscellaneous . 


664 41 


Total current expenses . 


$9,817 46 


Invested .... 


53,651 36 


Cash on hand . 


1,876 89 




$65,345 71 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,000; value of investments, $193,860.87. 



184 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



RESCUE MISSION OF FALL RIVER, MASS., 43 Fourth St., Fall River. 

(Incorporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

"VYillard H. Poole, President; William A. Hart, Seeretary; Ralph 
W. Arthur, Treasurer; John Chadwick, Superintendent. 

To furnish material and spiritual aid to unfortunate or vicious 
men, and provide them with temporary lodgings and food until 
work can be had. 

Number of paid officers, 1. 

Number aided during year, 19,221, viz., 18,076 partly paying, 
1,145 free; families aided, 24. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Sale of waste paper, clothing, etc. 
From board and lodgings . 
Interest ..... 
Miscellaneous .... 

eipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$87 00 


7,108 


83 


3,603 


96 


o 


30 


125 


51 


§10,927 


60 


__■ 


37 


810.949 


97 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $936 00 

Printing, postage and office sup 

plies 7 05 

Rent 2,160 00 

Heat, light and power . 631 87 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 196 42 

Collecting waste paper, clothing, 
etc. .... 

Board and lodgings . 

Miscellaneous . 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



4,698 09 

2,113 75 

64 73 

$10,807 91 
142 06 

$10,949 97 



ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL CORPORATION, 795 Middle St., Fall River. 
(Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending Decen I i r '. 1 1916. 

Mother Marguerite Philippe, President and Superior; Sister 
Ernestine Bourroux, Secretary; Si.Mcr Madeleine Lesage, Treas- 
ur< r. 

A hospital i'« r the sick and disabled. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 20, including 7 pupil 
nurs< 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 584; number 
of free patients, 23; total number of hospital days during year, 
about 14,01 (J. 



Part II.] 



CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



185 



Patients' board and treatment . $20,352 96 

Donations . . . . 88 00 

Interest . . . . . 15 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 25 50 

Total current receipts . . $20,481 46 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 2,745 82 



$23,227 28 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Provisions and supplies ' . 
Drugs and surgical supplies 
Repairs and improvements 
Interest ..... 
Heating and lighting 
Printing, postage and telephone 
Miscellaneous .... 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$2,068 36 

11,375 47 

1,800 29 

3,135 59 

387 84 

2,759 88 

275 35 

34 77 

. $21,837 55 
1,389 73 

$23,227 28 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$115,000. 



SEASIDE HOME OF FALL RIVER, 9 Riverview St., Fall River. (Incorpo- 
rated 1896.) 

Report for year ending June, 1917. 

Robert Marshall, President; Frank A. Pease, Secretary; Arthur 
P. Brayton, Treasurer. 

Care of sick babies during summer months. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $273 45 

Income from investments . . 61 10 

Total current receipts . . $334 55 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 76 38 



$410 93 



Cr. 

Printing, postage and office supplies 
Insurance ..... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$2 35 
63 92 



$66 27 
344 66 



$410 93 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
>,000; value of investments, $1,182.50. 



ST. JOSEPH'S ORPHANAGE, 56 Bassett St., Fall River. (Incorporated 

1892.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rt. Rev. Daniel F. Feehan, President; Joseph N. Landry, 
M.D., Secretary; Sister St. Therese de Jesus, Treasurer; Rt. 
Rev. J. A. Prevost, Superintendent; Sister St. Mathilde, Supe- 
rior. 

Care and education of orphans and destitute children (boys 
and girls). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 13. 

Number aided during year, 640, viz., 220 paying, 288 partly 
paying, 132 free; number of families aided (excluding individ- 
uals), 3. 



186 



STATE BOAED OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


. $27,684 17 


Salaries and wages . 




$3,231 80 


Subscriptions and donations 


. 12,614 03 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Industries 


2,175 95 


plies .... 
Provisions and supplies 




635 56 
9;923 02 






Total current receipts . 


. $42,474 15 


Rent .... 




1,475 00 


Loans to income 


. 25,000 00 


Heat, light and power 




2,920 04 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 


Furnishings and incidental 


re- 




year .... 


4,636 77 


pairs .... 
Insurance 
New addition . 

Total current expenses . 




6,797 96 

1,377 36 

45,400 51 




$71,761 25 






Cash on hand . 




349 67 




$72,110 92 


$72,110 92 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$200,000; amount of mortgage on same, $35,000. 

ST. VINCENT'S HOME CORPORATION OF FALL RIVER, 2860 North 
Main St., Fail River. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rt. Eev. Daniel F. Feehan, D.D., President; Rev. Thomas A. 
Kelly, Secretary; Rev. Charles A. Donovan, Treasurer; Sister 
Mary Felix, Matron. 

Care of orphan and neglected children (boys and girls) between 
the ages of five and fourteen (not taken from New Bedford). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 14. 

Number aided during year, 279, viz., 13 paying, 63 partly 
paying, 203 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $4,198 00 

Subscriptions and donations . 17,676 01 

Total current receipts . $21,874 01 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 583 84 



$22,457 85 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages . 


$1,365 00 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




plies . 


868 15 


Provisions and supplies 


8,153 53 


Heat, light and power 


2,063 87 


Furnishings and incidental re- 




pairs . 


8,294 82 


Expense of entertainment . 


1,039 99 


Miscellaneous . 


110 78 


Total current expenses . 


$21,896 14 


Cash on hand .... 


561 71 




$22,457 85 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$76,000. 



THE TRUESDALE HOSPITAL, INC., 1820 Highland Ave., Fall River. (In- 
corporated 1916.) 

Report for nine months ending December 31, 1916. 

Ralph W. French, President; Margaret J. Newman, Secretary; 
Philemon E. Truesdale, M.D., Treasurer and Superintendent. 



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187 



The establishment and maintenance of a hospital to afford 
care and relief to the sick and injured. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 52, including 28 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during the nine months, 
441; number of free patients, 29; total number of hospital days, 
5,104; number of free days, 317. 



Patients' payments: — 

Board ..... 
Operating room charges 
Services of nurses . 
X-ray . . . . . 

Total receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



$21,624 


28 


2,206 


00 


540 


30 


70 


81 


$24,441 


39 


603 


53 


$25,044 92 



Cr. 



Professional care of patients 


$7,255 23 


Department expenses 


4,175 84 


General house and property ex- 




penses . . . . . 


4,416 01 


Steward's department 


7,683 00 


Corporation expenses 


1,379 15 


Total expenses 


$24,909 23 


Cash on hand . 


135 69 




$25,044 92 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$126,267.17; amount of mortgage on same, $36,000. 

UNION HOSPITAL IN FALL RIVER, 538 Prospect St., Fall River. (In- 
corporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

W. Frank Shove, President; Charles B. Chase, Secretary; 
George P. Brown, Treasurer; Anna E. E. Rothrock, R.N"., Super- 
intendent. 

Relief of the sick and injured and the education of nurses. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 85, including 48 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 1,787; number 
of free patients, 224; total number of hospital days during year, 
26,551; number of free days, 4,261; total number of visits in 
out-patient department during year, 30,529. 



Patients' payments . . . $67,446 89 

Voluntary contributions . . 130 00 

Interest, dividends and rentals . 7,205 84 

Nurses' supplies and board . 554 86 

Total hospital receipts . . $75,337 59 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 6,273 71 



$81,011 30 



Cr. 



Administration (salaries) . 


$12,473 86 


Professional care of patients 


7,547 73 


Department expenses 


5,901 26 


General house and property ex- 




penses .... 


40,334 58 


Interest . 


316 33 


Social service . 


516 03 


Bad bills 


2,794 31 


Overseer of new work 


1,645 00 


Total hospital expenses . 


$71,529 10 


Depreciation 


3,500 00 


Invested .... 


2,996 13 


Cash on hand . 


3,586 07 




$81,611 30 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
080.82; value of investments, $136,611.19. 



FlTCHBURG. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF FITCHBTJRG, 298 Main St., Fitchburg. 

(Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending September 13, 1917. 

Richard B. Lyon, President; William B. Page, Secretary; 
Ebenezer Bailey, Treasurer. 

To perform any work of charity or philanthropy that may be 
needed in the city of Fitchburg. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of families aided, 218. 



Dr 



$7,779 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$3,214 47 


Salaries and wages 


$1,440 00 


Income from investments . 


152 80 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Rent . . 


87 32 


plies . 


235 81 


Miscellaneous . 


119 92 


Provisions and supplies 


1,566 61 






Rent 


104 00 






Total current receipts 


$3,574 51 


Board and care of children . 


215 64 


Borrowed money 


1,000 00 


Postage stamps for nickel machine 


245 99 


Permanent investments 


3,100 00 


Miscellaneous . - . 


254 34 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 


105 15 












Total current expenses 


$4,062 39 






Money borrowed 


500 00 






Permanent investments 


3,100 00 






Cash on hand .... 


117 27 



$7,779 



Value of investments, $3,100. 



BTJRBANK HOSPITAL, ofi Nichols St., Fitchburg. (Incorporated 1890.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Hon. Frank H. Foss, Chairman; Wilbur W. Henry, Clerk and 
Treasurer; Miss Josephine E. Thurlow, Superintendent. 

General hospital for all diseases. Patients taken without 
regard to color, nationality, race or creed; also tuberculosis hos- 
pital, under direction of board of health. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 80, including 29 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 2,081; number 
of free patients, 79; total number of hospital days during year, 
36,268; number of free days, 1,006. 



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189 



Dr. 



City of Fitchburg, appropria- 




tion .... 


$32,200 00 


Care of patients 


29,610 78 


Income from investments 


11,930 58 


Radiographs and laboratory 


5,857 40 


Care of tuberculosis patients 


3,763 23 


Sales of farm products 


1,050 03 


Free bed 


250 00 


Donation 


100 00 


Sales of lumber 


17,139 48 


Sale of real estate . 


600 00 


From funds . 


617 16 


Miscellaneous 


5,019 82 


Total receipts 


$108,138 48 


Sales of securities . 


5,000 00 


Cash on hand at beginning o 


■ 


year .... 


1,529 89 



$114,668 37 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . $29,717 60 

Provisions, including value of 

farm products . 28,293 95 

Fuel, light, heat, power, in- 
cluding labor . . . 9,709 46 

Medical and surgical supplies, 

including X-ray supplies . 7,627 69 

Printing, postage, telephone, 

stationery and office supplies 1,263 96 

Ambulance, repairs and labor, 
including use of police ambu- 
lance 1,743 76 

Housekeeping, supplies and re- 
pairs 4,632 75 

Insurance and surety bonds . 695 45 

Books and magazines . . 141 64 

Lawyers' commissions on col- 
lections ... 532 21 

Repairs and maintenance of 
buildings, including hardware 
and labor .... 5,186 54 

Lumber operation . . . 12,434 55 

Miscellaneous ... 273 73 



Total 


expenses 




$102,253 


29 


Securities purchased 




5,388 


00 


Savings 


banks, income 


special 






funds 






137 


16 


Cash on 


hand 




6,889 


92 



$114,668 37 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$251,151.52; value of investments, $339,685.54. 



FITCHBURG HELPING HAND ASSOCIATION, 35 Holt St., Fitchburg. 
(Incorporated 1898.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Mrs. Martha B. Bennett, President; Miss Katherine Hewins, 
Secretary; Mrs. Myrtie L. Gove, Treasurer; Miss Nina Mac- 
donald, Superintendent. 

Home for working women. 

Number of paid employees, 10. 

Number aided during year, 66, viz., 64 paying, 2 partly paying. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 

Associate members . 

Card parties .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$12,656 

87 

196 


70 
00 
08 


$12,939 

7 


78 
02 


$12,946 80 



Cr. 



Salaries and wage3 . 


. $3,620 03 


Printing, 


11 00 


Provisions and supplies 


6,377 30 


Heat and light 


1,260 76 


Furnishings and incidental re- 


pairs .... 


1,636 53 


Street watering 


13 13 


Jobbing .... 


10 70 


Miscellaneous . 


11 96 


Total, current expenses . 


. $12,941 46 


Cash on hand . 


5 34 



$12,946 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 

$68,800. 



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STATE BOAED OF. CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



FITCHBURG HOME FOR OLD LADIES, 14 Cedar St., Fitchburg. (Incor- 
porated 1883.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Dr. William H. Bennett, President; Miss Edith B. Baker, 
Secretary; Warner M. Allen, Treasurer; Susie C. Stanley, Matron. 

Home for Protestant women, sixty-five years of age, residents 
of Fitchburg for ten years. Admission fee, $400 and conveyance 
of property to Home. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 14. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 
From real estate 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 
From bonds 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year . 



$700 


00 


291 


42 


1,852 


61 


4,035 


82 


5,218 


13 


223 02 


$12,321 


00 


3,500 


00 


3,424 


36 


$19,245 


36 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Special repairs 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Invested . 
Cash on hand . 



$1,258 66 

1,778 50 

1,069 59 

4,544 61 

687 19 

$9,338 55 
6,753 25 
3,153 56 



$19,245 36 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,544.61; value of investments, $78,410.33. 



FITCHBURG UNION AID HOME FOR CHILDREN, 47 Holt St., Fitchburg. 

(Incorporated 1892.) 



Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 



Warner 
restric- 



Bigelow Crocker, President; Isabel Dennett, Secretary; 
M. Allen, Treasurer; Mrs. Abbie E. Demmon, Matron. 

To assist poor and needy children of Fitchburg without 
tion of race, color or creed (boys and girls). 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 

Number aided during year, 46, viz., 5 paying, 18 partly paying 
23 free. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$716 50 

794 18 

234 84 

$1,745 52 

6,312 72 



$8,058 24 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $1,053 80 

Provisions and supplies . . 603 18 

Heat, light and power . . 120 95 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 122 49 

Miscellaneous . . . 190 22 

Total current expenses . . $2,090 64 

Cash on hand .... 5,967 60 

$8,058 24 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
.1,150; value of investments, $5,800. 



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191 



FOXBOKOUGH. 

DOOLITTLE UNIVERSALIST HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, INC., 
corner Bird and Baker Sts., Foxborough. (Incorporated 1915.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Rev. Charles Conklin, D.D., President; Charles C. Wilmarth, 
Secretary and Treasurer; Mary A. Ramey, Matron. 

Home for aged and infirm persons, preference given to those 
of the Universalist faith. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Rent .... 

Miscellaneous . 



$2,277 62 

277 40 

50 50 



$2,605 52 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and offic 

plies 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental 
Tax for 1915 

Expense organizing Home, 
Insurance . 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



repairs 



$263 25 

125 47 

196 21 

93 79 

1,369 55 

129 88 
72 69 
24 10 

103 62 

$2,378 56 
226 96 

$2,605 52 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000. 



Framingham. 

FRAMINGHAM HOSPITAL, Evergreen St., Framingham. (Incorporated 

1890.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Charles E. Devonshire, President; Joseph F. Mundy, Secre- 
tary; Fred L. Oaks, Treasurer; Miss Irene W. Mason, Superin- 
tendent. 

To maintain a hospital for the sick and to conduct a training 
school for nurses. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 77, including 53 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 1,270; number 
free patients, 86; total number of hospital days during year, 
17,901; number of free days, 692; total number of visits in out- 
patient department during year, 293. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Payments by city, town or State 
Voluntary contributions 
Interest, dividends and rentals . 
Nurses' services 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year ..... 



Cr. 



$31,476 08 


Administration 


$4,770 08 


1,797 96 


Professional care of patients 


10,186 71 


5,276 17 


Department expenses 


18,115 89 


1,799 27 


General house and property ex- 




2,539 30 


penses ..... 


10,260 76 


774 93 


Corporation expenses 

Paid in advance for department 


127 43 






$43,663 71 


expenses .... 
Total expenses 


200 00 


1,059 38 


$43,660 87 




Cash on hand .... 


1,062 20 


$44,723 07 


$44,723 07 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$60,000; value of investments, $64,959.06. 



HEBREW LADIES' AID SOCIETY OF FRAMINGHAM, Coolidge St., South 
Framingharn. (Incorporated 1913.) 

Report for year ending September 1, 1917. 

Mrs. Rose Silverman, President; Mrs. J. Franklin, Secretary; 
Mrs. J. Winer, Treasurer. 

To aid needv families and individuals. 



Dr. 



From rental 



$144 00 



$144 00 ] 



Printing, postage and office supplies 
Water and sewer 

Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Taxes .... 

Electric light 

Total current expenses 
Income invested . 
Cash on hand 



3 $0 


50 


22 


00 


3 24 


60 


11 


35 


15 


00 


$73 45 


72 


00 


1 


45 


$146 


30 * 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$1,600; amount of mortgage on same, $1,200. 

HOME FOR AGED MEN AND WOMEN IN FRAMINGHAM, corner Worces- 
ter and Pleasant Sts., Framingharn. (Incorporated 1886.) 

Report for year ending January 15, 1917. 

Mrs. Nathaniel I. Bowditch, President; Mrs. Arthur St. J. 
Whiting, Secretary; John H. Temple, Treasurer; Miss Alice M. 
Bacon, Matron. 

To furnish a home for indigent persons at least sixty years of 
age, residents of Framingharn for at least ten years. Admission 
fee, $250. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year, 18. 



1 Accounts do not balance. 



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193 



Dr. 
From beDeficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Annuities and bequests to income 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts . 
Loans to income 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$4,177 51 

908 07 

2,000 00 

2,167 85 

$9,253 43 
3,240 17 

466 89 



$12,960 49 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . . . . . 

Provisions and supplies 

Insurance . . . . 

Heat, light and power 

Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 

Funeral expenses 

Telephone 

Outside laundry 

Inmates' allowances 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$2,075 25 

23 25 

1,573 47 

56 26 

1,048 82 

287 79 
93 00 
36 59 
52 00 

100 50 
10 00 

$5,356 93 

6,863 28 

740 28 

$12,960 49 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$30,000; value of investments, $35,128.33. 



Gardner. 

GARDNER HOME FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, 162 Pearl St., Gardner. (In- 
corporated 1896.) 

Report for year ending March 31, 1917. 

Euclid L. Brooks, President; Edward P. Noyes, Secretary; 
Alec E. Knowlton, Treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Lord, Super- 
intendent and Matron. 

Permanent home for elderly Protestant persons, natives of the 
United States, and at least fifty-five years of age. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year, 6. 



Dr. 
Income from investments . . $4,056 31 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 292 40 



$4,348 71 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
Provisions and supplies 
Telephone .... 

Heat, light and water 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Medicine and medical attendance 
Taxes and insurance . 
Legal services .... 
Perpetual care, cemetery lot 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand .... 



$847 64 




Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes. 
$10,000; value of investments, $74,149.47. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



THE HENRY HEYWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Woodland Avenue, 
Gardner. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending April 24, 1917. 

John D. Edgell, President; Miss Helen R. Heywood, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Miss Marietta D. Barnaby, Superintendent. 

Hospital purposes. No restrictions as to age, sex, color, 
nationality or creed. Residents of Gardner have precedence as 
free patients. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 38, including 2 pupil 
nurses; total number of hospital patients during year, 930; num- 
ber of free patients, 34; total number of hospital days during 
year, 10,184; number of free days, 545. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Payments by city, town or State 
Interest, dividends and rentals 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital receipts . 
Loan .... 
Cash on hand at beginning of 



year 



$19,832 


78 


321 


88 


32,035 


55 


186 


37 


$52,376 


58 


2,000 


00 


2,323 


13 


$56,699 


71 



Cr. 
Administration 
Professional care of patients 
Department expenses 
General house and property ex 

penses .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital expenses . 
Loan . . 

Cash on hand . 



$13,619 26 

425 00 

22,111 51 

11,946 18 
182 25 

$48,284 20 
2,000 00 
6,415 51 

$56,699 71 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$100,000; value of investments, $409,000. 



Georgetown. 

CARLETON HOME, TRUSTEES OF THE, North St., Georgetown. (In- 
corporated 1901.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Edward A. Chaplin, President; Lawrence L. Chaplin, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Ida M. Morris, Superintendent. 

Home for the poor of both sexes, at least seventy years of age. 
Admission fee not less than $100. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 4. 



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195 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Income from investments . 
Rents ..... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$52 00 


1,418 


68 


439 


00 


9 


97 


$1,919 


65 


26 


49 


$1,946 


14 . 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Taxes and insurance . 
Supplies and clothing 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Income invested 
Cash on hand . 



$460 53 
350 93 
156 62 
175 18 
128 75 
32 03 
58 42 

$1,362 46 

486 18 

97 50 

$1,946 14 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$3,000; value of investments, $37,881.06. 



Gloucester. 

ADDISON GILBERT HOSPITAL, 298 Washington St., Gloucester. (In- 
corporated 1899.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Fred A. Barker, President; Fred A. Shackelford, Secretary; 
Horace A. Smith, Treasurer; Julia May Leach, Superintendent. 

To furnish medical and surgical aid to inhabitants of 
Gloucester and others, according to the will of the late Addison 
Gilbert. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 32, including 14 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 529; number 
of free patients, 105; total number of hospital days during year, 
7,271; number of free days, 1,529; total number of visits in out- 
patient department, during year, 392. 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . . . $14,316 00 

Voluntary contributions . . 400 00 

Interest, dividends and rentals . 16,540 27 

Miscellaneous . . . . 340 32 



Total hospital receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
• year 



$31,596 59 



64 30 



$31,660 89 



Cr 



Administration 


$8,858 79 


Professional care of patients 


65 00 


General house and property ex- 




penses . . . . . 


12,779 50 


Corporation expenses 


390 88 


Repairs . . . . . 


3,086 15 


Interest on notes 


1,008 46 


Taxes . 


1,080 50 


Miscellaneous . . . . 


619 50 


Total hospital expenses . 


$27,888 78 


Notes paid . . . . 


2,500 00 


Cash on hand .... 


1,272 11 




$31,660 89 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$79,000; value of investments, $282,841.78. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF GLOUCESTER, Dale Ave., Gloucester. 
(Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending October 30, 1917. 

Walter C. King, President; Lucy Lawrence, Secretary; Edward 
Dolliver, Treasurer. 

To help others to help themselves. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 
Number of families aided, 164. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
From Bradford and Pew funds 
Life membership 

Chisholm fund .... 
Fishermen's Widows' and Or- 
phans' Aid Association 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$205 00 


240 


40 


10 


10 


763 


52 


50 


00 


28 


31 


$1,297 


33 


429 


19 


$1,726 


52 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . • . 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies ..... 
Chisholm fund .... 
Miscellaneous .... 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$505 81 

48 75 
756 38- 

48 80 

$1,359 74 
366 78 



$1,726 52 



Value of investments, $7,250. 



THE GILBERT HOME FOR AGED AND INDIGENT PERSONS, 1 Western 
Ave., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1889.) 

Report for year ending May 31, 1917. 

Fred A. Shackelford, President; Daniel T. Babson, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Martha M. Tuck, Matron. 

Home for indigent women at least sixty years of age, citizens 
or inhabitants of the city of Gloucester. Admission fee, $300. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year, 9. 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Income from investments . 

Total current receipts . 
Investments paid 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year ..... 



$364 00 
4,040 67 



$4,404 67 
5,000 00 



2,011 69 



$11,416 36 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . 
Provisions and supplies 
Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 

pairs .... 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 
Invested .... 
Cash on hand . 



$1,364 90 

1,441 46 

694 04 

204 41 
244 70 

$3,949 51 
5,510 08 
1,956 77 

$11,416 36 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$9,000; value of investments, $89,390.08. 



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197 



GLOUCESTER DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION, 185 Main St., 
Gloucester. (Incorporated 1914.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Mrs. Hanna V. P. Merchant, President; Miss Marguerite 
Haskell, Secretary; Miss Mabel L. Andrews, Treasurer. 

To provide skilled nursing, to teach hygiene, and to co-operate 
with other organizations in promoting health in the city of 
Gloucester. 

Number of paid employees, 3. 

Number of cases dealt with during the year, 492; number of 
visits, 4,009. 



Dr. 

Membership fees 

Fees from patients 

Metropolitan Insurance patients 

Donations 

Interest .... 

Entertainments 

Office dressings . 

Supplies sold . ■ t ■ 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current receipts 
Drawn from reserve fund 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$343 00 


412 


16 


1,010 


65 


43 


00 


1 


86 


928 


97 


2 95 


7 


58 


2 


14 


$2,752 31 


150 


00 


385 


24 


$3,287 


55 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages 

Printing, postage, office station- 
ery, advertising, etc. 

Office supplies for nurses' work 

Rent .... 

Light and telephone . 

Office cleaning . 

Nurses' laundry 

Office express 

Car fare for nurses 

Pinks bought for "pink" day 

Insurance on personal property of 
association 

Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand at end of year 



$2,381" 15 

193 74 
99 17 

120 00 
52 47 
12 98 
16 41 

8 59 
50 82 

240 00 

9 50 
24 93 

$3,209 76 

77 79 

$3,287 55 



Value of investments, $1,073.94. 



GLOUCESTER FEMALE CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION, Dale Ave., 
Gloucester. (Incorporated 1872.) 

Report for year ending January 31, 1917. 

Mrs. William H. Jordan, President; Mrs. Joseph O. Proctor, 
Secretary; Miss Sarah G. Rowe, Treasurer. 
Rendering aid to worthy poor. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 
Number of families aided, 131. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Income from various funds held in 
trust ..... 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$15 23 


789 


98 


2,685 91 


$3,491 


12 


1,994 


03 


$5,485 


15 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $225 00 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 6 95 

Provisions and supplies . . 3,838 58 

Miscellaneous . . . . 69 80 

Total current expenses . . $4,140 33 

Income invested . . . 721 51 

Cash on hand .... 623 31 

$5,485 15 



Value of investments, $21,339.22. 



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GLOUCESTER FISHERMAN'S INSTITUTE, 18 Duncan St., Gloucester. 
(Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Charles F. Wonson, President; John J. Pew, Secretary; Or- 
lando Merchant, Treasurer. 

For improving the condition of fishermen and seamen. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Rents .... 

Hotel collections 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$4,374 21 

1,745 00 

692 00 

111 80 

225 16 

$7,148 17 
1,033 42 



$8,181 59 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . . . $3,340 66 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 280 13 

Heat, light and power . . 673 57 

Miscellaneous . . . . 1,216 37 

Total current expenses . . $5,510 73 

Income invested . . . 1,702 73 

Cash on hand .... 968 13 

$8,181 59 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$12,000; value of investments, $43,000. 

GLOUCESTER FISHERMEN'S AND SEAMEN'S WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' 
AID SOCIETY, Gloucester. (Incorporated 1865.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Frank C. Pearce, President; John J. Pew, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. 

To help sick Gloucester fishermen, and the widows and chil- 
dren of those lost at sea. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 10 individuals and 101 families. 



Dr. 

Donations 

Income from investments 



$394 79 
3,745 93 



$4,140 72: 



Cr. 
Salaries and rent . . . $300 00 

Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . . 16 00 
Gloucester Safe Deposit and Trust 

Company . . . . 192 04 

Auditor 10 00 

Disbursements to families . . 3,757 17 



$4,275 21 i 



HUNTRESS HOME, 110 Prospect St., Gloucester. (Incorporated 1900.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

Hon. John A. Stoddart, President; John J. Somes, Secretary; 
Edward Dolliver, Treasurer; Mrs. L. A. Marston, Matron. 



Accounts do not balance. 



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199 



Home for old ladies over sixty years of age, natives of 
Gloucester. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 4. 
Number aided during year, 11. 



Dr. 
Income from investments 
From Sunday concerts 
From city of Gloucester 



51,995 10 

300 00 

1,820 54 



$4,115 64 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 




81,282 


00 


Provisions and supplies 




1,572 


90 


Heat, light and power 




455 


87 


Furnishings and incidental 


repairs 


252 


22 


Milk 




228 


10 


Water 




50 


00 


Miscellaneous, including 


tele- 






phone, ice, etc. 




274 


55 




$4,115 


04 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$13,000; value of investments, $27,200. 

WILLIAM LAWRENCE CAMP, INC., Stanwood Point, Gloucester. (In- 
corporated 1913.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Elizabeth A. Mason, President; Phillips Ketchum, Secretary; 
Charles E. Mason, Treasurer; Stanton H. King, Superintendent, 
To provide recreation at the seashore for poor people. 
Number aided during year, 350, all partly paying. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
For rent of camp 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$20 00 
290 54 



$310 54 
190 77 



$501 31 



Cr. 
Furnishings and incidental repairs 
Telephone . . . . 

Insurance ..... 
Water tax ..... 
Interest on mortgage . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand .... 



$190 42 
17 25 
19 04 
30 00 
66 00 



$322 71 
178 60 



$501 31 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$2,000; amount of mortgage on same, $1,100. 



WOMEN'S CLUBHOUSE ASSOCIATION OF MAGNOLIA, Shore Rd., 
(Magnolia), Gloucester. (Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending November 1, 1917. 

Dennis C. Ballou, President; Rev. Walter S. Eaton, Secretary; 
Ethel P. May Wilkinson, Treasurer; Mrs. Peart, Matron. 

To furnish a meeting place, entertainment facilities and lodging 
to women employed in Magnolia during the summer at the 
hotels and summer residences. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number of members, 104. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Dr. 


Cr. 






Room rent, rent of hall and sea- 


Salaries and wages 




$274 00 


son's dues .... S660 09 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 






plies .... 




9 70 




Total current receipts .' . $660 09 


Provisions and supplies 




6 08 


Loans to income by note . . 500 00 


Heat, light and power 




106 30 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 27 15 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


. 286 23 




Laundry and water 




85 00 




Telephone and music . 




21 95 




Interest on note 




29 17 




Insurance .... 




240 00 




Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 




56 68 




$1,115 11 




Cash on hand 




72 13 


§1,187 24 


$1,187 24 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,721.96. 

Great Barrington. 

FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL, 92 West Ave., Great Barrington. (Incorporated 

1912.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

John H. C. Church, President; Harry Douglas, Secretary and 
Treasurer; Mary J. Flynn, Superintendent. 

Hospital for the care of the sick and wounded. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 10. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 281; number 
of free patients, 11; total number of hospital days during year, 
about 4,777. 

Cr. 



Patients' payments . 


$7,309 53 


Administration 


$4,273 26 


Payments by city, town or State 


500 00 


Department expenses 


1,159 81 


Voluntary contributions . 


1,067 63 


General house, property and cor- 




Interest, dividends and rentals . 


2,625 00 


poration expenses . 


4,812 25 


Miscellaneous .... 


253 55 












Total expenses 


$10,245 32 






Total receipts 


$11,755 71 


Income invested 


2,017 22 


Cash on hand at beginning of 




Cash on hand . 


1,072 96 


year ..... 


1,579 79 








$13,335 50 


$13,335 50 



Value of real estate 'owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$50,000; value of investments, $55,512.50. 



Greenfield. 

FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL, corner High and Sanderson 
Sts., Greenfield. (Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Eugene B. Blake, President; Miss Eliza B. Leonard, Secretary; 

Frank J. Lawler, Treasurer; Anna M. Sweeney, Superintendent. 

Care of sick and indigent persons and the training of nurses. 



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201 



Number of paid officers or employees, 36, including 22 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 968; number 
of free patients, 39; total number of hospital days during year, 
15,080; number of free days, 890. 



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Patients' payments . 
Voluntary contributions 
Interest, dividends and rentals 
Unrestricted legacies 
Payment on mortgage 
Miscellaneous . • . 

Total hospital receipts . 
Loan .... 
Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 



$25,228 98 


2,489 


32 


718 


52 


18,715 


17 


997 


25 


462 


71 


$48,611 


95 


3,070 


00 


690 


10 


$52,372 05 



Cr. 

Department expenses 
Equipment 
Interest on loan 
Miscellaneous . 

Total hospital expenses 
Invested . 
Cdkh on hand . 



$30,895 73 
508 37 
237 96 
181 58 

$31,823 64 

19,712 42 

835 99 



$52,372 05 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$82,000; amount of mortgage on same, $4,000; value of invest- 
ments, $35,981.78. 

Greenwich. 

HILLSIDE SCHOOL, Greenwich Village. (Incorporated 1907.) 

Report for year ending June 16, 1917. 

Franklin P. Shumway, President; Mrs. Mary E. Warren, Secre- 
tary; Bessie B. Lord, Treasurer; J. F. Zappey, Superintendent. 

A Christian industrial school for homeless, orphan and neg- 
lected boys. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 9. 

Number aided during year, 44, viz., 9 paying, 34 partly pay- 
ing, 1 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries . 


. $5,100 04 


Salaries and wages . 


$3,957 76 


Subscriptions and donations 


4,452 75 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Proceeds from notes 


1,409 61 


plies .... 


602 78 


Sale of farm products 


3,992 37 


Provisions and supplies 


4,249 41 


Concerts and horse show . 


2,511 06 


Surveyor and legal advice 


173 09 


Miscellaneous . 


377 83 


Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 
pairs .... 


311 84 


Total current receipts . 


. $17,843 66 


629 67 


Cash on hand at beginning of 


Insurance, etc. 


280 07 


• year .... 


250 18 


Grain for farm and poultry 


2,788 10 






New building . 


329 00 






Water system . 


2,894 92 






Express and freight . 


242 41 






Horses and cows 


764 00 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


159 41 




$17,382 46 






Cash on hand . 


711 38 




$18,093 84 


$18,093 S4 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$20,000. 



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STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. [P. D. 17. 



Hanson. 

MASSACHUSETTS BRANCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF 
THE KING'S DAUGHTERS AND SONS (GORDON REST), corner 
Maquan St. and Indian Head Rd., Hanson. (Incorporated 1897.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 

Mrs. M. Wheatie Farley, President; Miss Susan R. Broken- 
shire, Treasurer. 

Summer vacation home for working women and girls. 

Number of paid employees, 8. 

Number aided during year, about 225, all partly paying. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$1,892 28 


Salaries and wages 




$535 00 


Subscriptions and donations 


104 00 


Printing, postage and office 


sup- 




Income from investments . 


16 00 


plies . . . 




19 53 


From circles and order members . 


672 23 


Provisions and supplies 




1,910 51 


From sales .... 


90 89 


Express .... 




20 97 


From circles and friends for repairs 


86 42 


Telephone 




41 86 


Telephone tolls refunded 


2 25 


Wood .... 




28 13 


From sale of hay 


7 00 


Furnishings and incidental repairs 


42 13 


Miscellaneous .... 


43 


Services .... 
Cards and chocolate . 
Laundry .... 




155 94 

39 81 

102 52 


Total current receipts 


$2,871 50 




Cash on hand at beginning of year 


276 98 


Hanson fire department 
Total current expenses 




15 00 




$2,911 40 






Cash on hand . 




237 08 




$3,148 48 


$3,148 48 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$4,500; value of investments, $432.41. 



Haverhill. 

ASSOCIATED CHARITIES OF HAVERHILL, 50 Merrimack St. 
(Incorporated 1910.) 

Report for year ending October 31, 1917. 



Haverhill. 



Dr. Francis W. Anthony, President; Mrs. George E. Wood- 
bury, Secretary; Edward R. Hale, Treasurer; Miss Laura M. 
Shepherd, Executive Secretary. 

To secure the concurrent and harmonious action of the differ- 
ent charities of Haverhill, raise the poor above the need of relief, 
and diminish pauperism. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number of families aided, 271. 



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203 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



Cr. 



$1,073 50 


Salaries and wages 


$799 98 


18 96 


Printing, postage and office sup- 






plies . 


76 98 




Provisions and supplies 


61 68 




Rent . 


50 00 




Heat, light and power 


4 50 




Emergency aid . . . . 


79 98 




Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 


5 50 




$1,078 62 




Cash on hand . 


13 84 


$1,092 46 


$1,092 46 



Value of investments, $1,125. 



HALE HOSPITAL, Buttonwoods Ave., Haverhill. (Incorporated 1888.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Hon. Leslie K. Morse, President; C. Archie Home, Secretary 
and Treasurer; Miss Emma A. Mortimer, Superintendent. 

Medical and surgical treatment. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 52, including 28 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 978; total 
number of hospital days during year, 17,329; number of free 
days, 898. 



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Patients' payments . . . $29,048 01 

Payments by city, town or State 8,073 99 

Voluntary contributions . . 6,785 60 

Interest, dividends and rentals . 4,038 58 

Miscellaneous .... 1,072 46 



Total hospital receipts 
Loan from capital 



$49,018 64 
1,743 97 

$50,762 61 



Cr. 
Administration . . . $4,350 04 
Professional care of patients . 9,784 29 
Department expenses . . 25,272 72 
General house and property ex- 
penses ..... 11,355 56 



$50,762 61 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
,971.14; value of investments, $79,517.10. 



HAVERHILL BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 57-59 Emerson St., Haverhill. 
(Incorporated 1906.) 

Report for year ending April 30, 1917. 

Ransom C. Pingree, President; Stanley D. Gray, Secretary; 
Albert L. Sawyer, Treasurer; Edward D. Bailey, Superintendent. 
A club for boys with limited opportunities. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 
Number aided during year, 500, all free. 



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Dr. 



Cr. 



Subscriptions and donations 


$934 00 


Salaries and wages 


$687 48 


Annuities and bequests to income 


100 00 


Printing, postage and office sup 




Income from investments . 


138 79 


plies .... 


11 59 


Old material .... 


10 00 


Provisions and supplies 


40 80 


Loans ..... 


550 00 


Rent .... 


305 00 


Miscellaneous .... 


16 18 


Heat, light and power 
Furnishings and incidental re 


38 81 








Total current receipts 


31,748 97 


pairs .... 


18 35 


Cash on band at beginning of year 


164 07 


Insurance 


6 43 






Medicine and charity 


30 24 






Loans repaid 


550 00 






Interest on loans 

Total current expenses 


21 25 




$1,709 95 






Income invested 


100 00 






Cash on hand . 


103 09 




$1,913 04 


$1,913 04 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$17,360; value of investments, $5,381.34. 



HAVERHILL CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, 50 Merrimack St., Haverhill. 
(Incorporated 1866.) 

Report for year ending September 30, 1917. 

Mrs. W. C. Lewis, President; Mrs. George Brooks, Secretary; 
Miss Sarah M. Kelly, Treasurer; Mrs. Gertrude E. Merrill, 
General Secretary. 

Care of destitute and homeless children. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 



Dr. 

From beneficiaries . . . $1,270 11 

Subscriptions and donations . 1,659 69 

Annuities and bequests to income 3,070 42 

Income from investments . 3,379 86 

Miscellaneous . . . . 17 70 



Total current receipts . $9,397 78 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 102 57 



$9,500 35 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $1,704 21 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 116 53 

Provisions and supplies . 1,021 12 

Rent 297 50 

Heat, light and power . . 9 90 

Board of children . . . 4,005 99 

Medical attendance etc. . . 54 52 

Total current expenses . . $7,209 77 

Income invested . . . 2,000 00 

Cash on hand . . . . 290 58 

$9,500 35 



Value of investments, $72,586.61. 



HAVERHILL FEMALE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, City Hall, Haverhill. 
(Incorporated 1854.) 

Report for year ending November 30, 1917. 

M. Lizzie Holmes, President; Carolyn E. Wilson, Secretary; 
Eva F. Howes, Treasurer. 



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205 



To help the worthy poor of Haverhill. 
Number of paid officers or employees, 3. 
Number of families aided, 139. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations 
Income from investments . 
Refund for overpayment, 1916 
Trustees' net income . 
Members' dues . 



$20 00 

1,379 84 

5 06 

2,227 78 

56 50 



Total current receipts . . $3,689 18 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,104 08 



$4,793 26 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Provisions and supplies 
Drugs and surgical goods 
Accrued interest on bonds and 

safe deposit box 
Miscellaneous 

Total current expenses 
Invested . . . 

Cash on hand 



$300 00 

2,864 15 

24 33 



10 


43 


211 


7-3 


$3,410 66 


776 


55 


606 05 



$4,793 26 



Value of investments, $108,212.8: 



OLD LADIES' HOME ASSOCIATION, 119 Main St., Haverhill. (Incor- 
porated 1856.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Miss Caroline D. Cogswell, President; Mrs. Jennie W. Inger- 
soll, Secretary; Mrs. Myra R. Jones, Treasurer; Miss Hattie M. 
Smith, Matron. 

Home for worthy American women at least seventy years of 
age, residents of Haverhill for the ten years previous to admit- 
tance. Admission fee, $200. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 7. 

Number aided during year, 24. 



Dr. 



From beneficiaries 




$3,452 53 


Subscriptions and donations 




794 00 


Annuities and bequests to income 


46 00 


Income from investments . 




5,380 12 


Sale of real estate 




5,000 00 


Miscellaneous . 




553 50 


Total current receipts 


$15,226 15 


Cash on hand at beginning 


of 




year .... 




122 94 



$15,349 09 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages . . . $2,759 48 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies 12 00 

Provisions and supplies . . 2,799 41 
Heat, light and power . 968 33 
Furnishings and incidental re- 
pairs 923 53 

Water, ice and laundry . . 159 54 

Telephone, insurance and taxes . 263 33 

Medical attendance and supplies 273 37 

Burial expenses . . . 251 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . 391 30 

Total current expenses . . $8,801 29 
Invested . . . .2,196 75 

Cash on hand .... 4,351 05 

$15,349 09 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$25,000; value of investments, $125,045.42. 



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YOUNG WOMEN'S BUILDING ASSOCIATION, 64 Pecker St., Haverhill. 
(Incorporated 1895.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Mrs. Anna M. M. Brooks, President; Miss Anna M. Pearl, 
Secretary; Mrs. Adaline E. Johnson, Treasurer; Miss Ellen L. 
Howe, Matron. 

To support a day nursery; to maintain the services of a dis- 
trict nurse and an employment bureau. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 5. 

Number aided during year in institution, 5,612, viz., 5,465 
paying, 12 partly paying, 135 free; outside institution, 620, viz., 
377 paying, 142 partly paying, 101 free; number of families 
aided, 3. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


§1,936 19 


Salaries and wages 


. $1,884 12 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,616 72 


Provisions and supplies 


962 67 


Interest .... 


98 19 


Heat, light and power 


379 93 


Employment bureau . 


6 00 


Furnishings and incidental re- 


Miscellaneous 


8 67 


pairs .... 


104 68 






Laundry .... 


121 87 






Total current receipts 


$3,665 77 


Telephone 


49 57 


Cash on hand at beginning of yeai 


907 63 


Drugs .... 


18 66 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 


28 00 




. $3,549 50 






Cash on hand . 


. 1,023 90 




$4,573 40 


$4,573 40 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$7,500; value of investments, $1,995.31. 



HOLDEN. 

HOLDEN VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, INC., Holden. (Incorpo- 
rated 1S15.) 

Report for year ending May 1, 1917. 

Henry W. Warren, President; Miss M. Frances Chenery, 
Secretary; E. Phelps Johnson, Treasurer; Miss Florence L. 
Howe, Visiting Nurse. 

To give home nursing to sick persons of the community. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 1. 

Number aided during year, 117, viz., 29 paying, 29 partly 
paying, 59 free. 



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207 



Dr. 
From beneficiaries 
Subscriptions and donations 
Town of Holden (school nurse) 
Membership dues 
Miscellaneous 

Total current receipts 
Cash on hand at beginning of year 



$167 95 

185 55 

500 00 

111 00 

20 25 


$984 75 
263 29 


$1,248 04 



Cr. 
Salaries and wages 
Printing, postage and office sup- 
plies . 
ProAdsions and supplies 
Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses 
Cash on hand . 



$812 50 

75 67 

25 30 

3 55 

$917 02 
331 02 

$1,248 04 



HOLYOKE. 

HOLYOKE BOYS' CLUB ASSOCIATION, 100 Race St., Holyoke. (Incor- 
porated 1904.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

Frederick S. Webber, President; William A. Allyn, Secretary; 
Frank G. Willcox, Treasurer; George W. King, Superintendent. 

Providing for the social enjoyment and improvement of boys, 
and furnishing them with industrial training. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 3 to 4. 

Number aided during year, over 800. 



Dr. 

Subscriptions and donations . $1,550 07 

Income from investments . . 432 80 

Miscellaneous . . . . 37 50 

Total current receipts . . $2,020 37 

Cash on hand at beginning of year 1,269 56 



$3,289 93 



Cr. 



Salaries and wages 
Miscellaneous 



Total current expenses 
Cash on hand 



$2,509 
359 


50 
58 


$2,869 08 
420 85 



$3,289 93 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$6,000; value of investments, $12,500. 



HOLYOKE CITY HOSPITAL, Beech St., Holyoke. (Incorporated 1891.) 

Report for year ending December 31, 1916. 

William F. Whiting, President; George W. Prentiss, Secretary; 
Frank B. Towne, Treasurer; George D. Henderson, M.D., Super- 
intendent. 

For treating the sick at a low cost. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 77, including 40 pupil 
nurses. 

Total number of hospital patients during year, 2,184; total 
number of hospital days during year, 29,121. 



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i . 



Dr. 

Patients' payments . 
Payments by city, town or State 
Voluntary contributions 
Interest, dividends and rentals . 

Total hospital receipts . 
Cash on hand at beginning of 
year 



$52,505 54 

12,056 27 

6,149 05 

4,852 66 

$75,563 52 

6 53 

$75,570 05 



Cr. 
Administration 
Department expenses 
General house and property ex- 
penses . . . . 

Total hospital expenses . 
Cash on hand . 



$5,698 01 
59,185 35 



5,390 96 


$70,274 
5,295 


32 
73 



$75,570 05 



HOLYOKE HOME FOR AGED PEOPLE, Morgan St., Holyoke. (Incor- 
porated 1902.) 

Report for year ending October 1, 1917. 

Mrs. Harriet C. Loomis, President; Miss Claudia Potter, 
Secretary; Mrs. Florence D. Merrick, Treasurer; Mrs. Charles 
Holden, Matron. 

Home for women at least sixty-five years of age, residents of 
Holyoke. Admission fee, $500. 

Number of paid officers or employees, 6. 

Number aided during year, 24. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$1,300 00 


Salaries and wages . 


. $2,946 86 


Subscriptions and donations 


1,487 88 


Printing, postage and office sup 




Annuities and bequests to income 


2,453 91 


plies .... 


30 29 


Income from investments . 


4,066 28 


Provisions and supplies 


2,303 07 


Memberships .... 


673 00 


Water .... 


14 59 






Heat, light and power 


987 98 






Total current receipts . 


$9,981 07 


Furnishings and incidental re 




Cash on hand at beginning of 




pairs .... 


285 11 


year 


1,257 48 


Insurance 


108 50 






Burials .... 


100 00 






Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


136 55 




$6,912 95 






Income invested 


2,453 91 






Cash on hand . 


1,871 69 




$11,238 55 


$11,238 55 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$35,000; value of investments, $60,000. 



SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE (BEAVEN-KELLY HOME), Springfield Rd., 
Holyoke. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, D.D., President; Sister Mary 
Fidelis, Secretary; Sister Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Mother 
Mary Immaculata, Superintendent. 

The care of aged and infirm men. 



Part II.] CHARITABLE CORPORATIONS. 



209 



Number of paid officers or employees, 2. 

Number aided during year, 62, viz., 57 paying, 3 partly paying, 
2 free. 

Dr. 



From beneficiaries 
Miscellaneous . 



$11,200 91 
45 76 



Total current receipts . . $11,246 67 

Cash on hand at beginning of 

year 40 82 



$11,287 49 



Cr. 

Salaries and wages . 
Printing, postage and office sup- 



$684 20 



plies .... 


131 28 


Provisions and supplies 


8,265 06 


Heat, light and power 


1,682 27 


Furnishings and incidental re- 


pairs .... 


376 95 


Miscellaneous . 

Total current expenses . 


46 08 


. $11,205 84 


Cash on hand . 


81 65 


$11,287 49 



Value of real estate owned and occupied for corporate purposes, 
$80,000; amount of mortgage on same, $30,000. 



SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE (BRIGHTSIDE ORPHANS' AND BETHLE- 
HEM HOMES), Springfield Rd., Holyoke. (Incorporated 1892.) 

Report for year ending January 1, 1917. 

Rt. Rev. Thomas D. Beaven, President; Sister Mary Fidelis, 
Secretary; Sister Mary of Providence, Treasurer; Mother Mary 
Immaculata, Mother Superior. 

The care of homeless or destitute boys and the maintenance 
of an infant asylum. 

Number of paid employees, 11. 

Number aided during year, 456, viz., 425 paying, 23 partly 
paying, 8 free. 



Dr. 



Cr. 



From beneficiaries 


$29,226 72 


Wages . . . . . 


$3,557 42 


Subscriptions and donations 


5,771 53 


Printing, postage and office sup- 




Annuities and beques